- Aug 12, 2006
if you don't create them, what would happen if a rival civilization's religion starts to spread to your cities. i mean it gives some bonuses to your cities ...so what's the disadvantage of it?
The first disadvantage is that it gives the bonus to the religion's founder (which you don't receive).if you don't create them, what would happen if a rival civilization's religion starts to spread to your cities. i mean it gives some bonuses to your cities ...so what's the disadvantage of it?
There can be only one dominant religion in a city; if its yours, you get the founder and follower bonuses of that religion. If it's not, you only get the follower bonuses. (I think you also get the Pantheon and Enhancer bonuses either way, but that a lot of those ones simply improve the spread of the religion itself).
In the case of the OP, he specifically asks if he didn't found a Religion.
It's indeed true that if you founded a Religion, you may be putting Inquisitors to more use. Or if your opponent is spreading "Just War" into your cities so s/he can attack you.
OP could have meant if you didn't make inquisitors, hard to say.
Agreed if you don't have a religion, you probably won't mind as much about religion spread, but then again, you may want to stamp out one religion to let a different one spread from a third civ spread instead. And yeah, stuff like "Just War" is a good point; hopefully even the AI will be smart enough to know the following a religion with "Just War" is more risky. That or just plain old not liking the civ that is spreading that religion.
I'm guessing that if there are 2 or more religions in your cities,you can only receive the Follower/Enhancer belief bonus of that one who has more followers . What I do wonder is how "Free Religion","Theocracy" and "Rationalism" would work in such cases .
I wonder how aware we will be to all the religions beliefs. If we dont get the opportunity to found a religion, will we at least be able to go into the religion interface and see the beliefs of the religions that other civs founded? If we can and there is a religion that has beliefs that are more preferable to our endgame goals, we can use inquisitors to eradicate the other religions that spread to our cities to ensure the one we desire thrives.