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What do you grab with the oracle?

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by TheLastOne36, Sep 29, 2007.

  1. TheLastOne36

    TheLastOne36 Deity

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    I tend to grab Metal Casting to get early forges and the Collusses.
     
  2. MrCynical

    MrCynical Deity

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    I usually go for code of laws, assuming someone hasn't already got Confucianism.
     
  3. TheLastOne36

    TheLastOne36 Deity

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    I tend to have Code of laws before oracle :mischief:
     
  4. Quildavyr

    Quildavyr Man of sick jokes!

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    Divine right!!!Minarett,mooney:D
     
  5. Mortac

    Mortac Warlord

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    Civil Service! That one is usually the first really expensive tech I come across. I then go for Metal Casting and build up macemen.
     
  6. GoodSarmatian

    GoodSarmatian Jokerfied Western Male

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    CoL if I can found a religion with it and Metal Casting if isomeone beat me to it, I already have a holy city or I play an Industrious leade.
     
  7. Nelgirith

    Nelgirith Chieftain

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    I always have Code of Laws when the Oracle is completed. In a perfect game, I take Civil Service with the Oracle, but ... in most of my games, I go for Philosophy :p
     
  8. CyberTyrant

    CyberTyrant Emperor

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    I go for whatever tech from my options that would take the longest to research. Usually Metal Casting or Civil Service.
     
  9. Virulent

    Virulent King

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    I normally go with CoL. But lately I've been experimenting with grabbing Theology for early AP building.
     
  10. KMadCandy

    KMadCandy giggling permanoob

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    i usually go CoL and pop theo with a prophet in games where i want as many religions as i can get. a couple times philo when i don't think i'll get a scientist, or i really want to use my next (or first) GS for an academy.

    i don't go for metalcasting, but i also almost can't remember the last time i played an industrious leader. so i don't get discount forges, and OR causes no pollution and takes no time to build ;). note that i'm not an early rusher, so i don't need metalcasting/machinery pronto for better troops. that would likely change things.

    i did get machinery from it in a recent game, because i was beelining optics and had conveniently popped metalcasting from a hut. that hut saved me more than 30 turns of research, yay for smart villagers!
     
  11. Ormur

    Ormur Prince

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    Metal Casting or Theology.
     
  12. axident

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    Highly situation-dependent. In my Immortal Dutch Domination game for instance, I wanted religious friction among my neighbors so I left CoL for someone else and grabbed MC instead.
     
  13. Rusty Edge

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    I don't always build it, but I usually go for Metal Casting if I do.
     
  14. Kadasbrass

    Kadasbrass Warlord

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    Before BTS I normally try and grapped Fuedalism with it, but I think that was with classical start. In 1000 AD game I almost got Liberalism with the Oracle as Japan :D Got Gunpowder with Byzantium.

    Sometimes Code of Laws, Sometimes Metal Casting, alot of times I get beat to it :(
     
  15. 18lama

    18lama Warlord

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    Mostly Metal casting...only sometimes Theology or Feudalism
     
  16. Blaarg

    Blaarg Prince

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    I don't know how you guys can get Civil Service with the Oracle, ussually the AI builds it well before it's possible to get Civil Service.

    I ussually get Metal Casting or Code of Laws.
     
  17. Common Sensei

    Common Sensei Warlord

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    I tend to go for the most expensive tech available, Metal Casting or Theology otherwise.
     
  18. axident

    axident Emperor

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    CS is very hard to do at the highest difficulty settings, but the lower you go, the easier it is to get it.

    At Immortal+ (where you will likely be beaten to the construction of the AP) I think I'd prefer MC almost every time, as I don't want to spread Confu; I want to take the AP religion instead.
     
  19. Stylesrj

    Stylesrj Tabitha SEAL

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    I used to get Philosophy, but now it's Civil Service. I want Irrigation to spread!
     
  20. qwertz

    qwertz Prince

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    mostly CoL or MC, it depends on the situation
     

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