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What to do with city ruins?

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Strategy & Tips' started by geofelt, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. geofelt

    geofelt Warlord

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    When you have a city ruins square within your city, Do you improve it, or do you leave it be? You sometimes get nice things from a ruins.

    Is there any advantage/disadvantage to founding a new city on top of an old ruins?
     
  2. benfp

    benfp Chieftain

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    I will improve every tile with similar features before that one, then I will eventually improve it when needed.
    If it's outside a city's BFC, I will not ever remove it unless I need it for irrigation or to prepare a new city site (in which case, I will apply the former method).

    Yes, unless you disable random events

    No advantages, no drawbacks.

    Have a nice day :)
     
  3. Jet

    Jet No, no, please. Please.

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    The random event almost always comes up, so I usually leave the ruin until I get the event.

    Sometimes the tech is useless, like Divine Right, but usually it's useful like Engineering.

    I pave over the ruin if:
    * I get the event (because I've never gotten it twice)
    * it takes a lonnng time and I get tired of waiting
    * the ruin is in a city with an important National Wonder like Oxford or Heroic Epic -- then I might really want to work the tile
     
  4. z0wb13

    z0wb13 undead

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    Event2
    City Ruins
    Prereq: City Ruins in your control
    Obsolete: RADIO or REFRIGERATION or PLASTICS or SATELLITES or ADVANCED_FLIGHT or ECOLOGY
    Active/Weight: 90/1000
    Result:
    1.you get 15% of remaining tech cost for a tech
    2.you get 15% of remaining tech cost for a tech AND pay gold (5% of tech cost) for a chance for 3
    3.you get +15% of remaining tech cost for a tech

    it is always a good idea to let any ruins stand.
     
  5. Bostock

    Bostock King

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    If you found on top of a city razed by barbarians, you can get "yearn for our homeland" unhappiness at first (before you've got your culture up) because your people yearn to join the barbarian homeland.

    Rare, I know (especially since... well, raze your hand if you frequently continue a game after getting a city razed by barbarians).
     
  6. Dagenham Dave

    Dagenham Dave Chieftain

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    Speaking of nice things from ruins, I once got this...
     

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  7. f35acepilot

    f35acepilot Needs to post more

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    And you were only three turns from outdating the event by getting radio.
     
  8. PieceOfMind

    PieceOfMind Drill IV Defender Retired Moderator

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    I wonder about this. I would have assumed the event can spawn twice.

    It surprises me that you almost always get the event but have never gotten it a second time.
     
  9. Deckhand

    Deckhand Procrastination at its finest GOTM Staff

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    If you want a forest to grow there (e.g. to expand National Park) then you need to pillage/remove the city ruins.
     

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