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Whats your dream start?

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by Mr_jones, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. Mr_jones

    Mr_jones Chieftain

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    I just had one that I think was a great start. It was in the desert one side was all hills the other side was all flood plains.
     
  2. Krajzen

    Krajzen Deity

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    - Desert
    - River
    - Starting place on hill
    - Hills and floodplains
    - oasis
    - Near mountain
    - on the seashore
    - 3x Salt
    - Marble
    - fish
    - wheat
    - sheep
    - stone

    :p :p :p

    Of course if we don't count natural wonders and/or Spain :p
     
  3. otaman1

    otaman1 Prince

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    Spawn in as Spain and all around me are all the Natural Wonders and resources. Tons of flood plains, mountains, hills, and desert tiles. And it's on a coast too. This is truly Shangri-La.
     
  4. EnterGodMode

    EnterGodMode Chieftain

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    -Inca(fanatic)
    -Desert
    -River, Hills 7-8, floodplains, On Uluru
    -Emperor (for the Petra)
    -Mountains everywhere with terrace farms adjecent to 3+ mountains (and not blocking me off)
    -2 pop ruins, one culture
    (SV under 200T i guess)
     
  5. joncnunn

    joncnunn Senior Java Wizard Moderator

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    Best possible would be as Spain and have Deep Sea Rift times 2 off the coast near you in one direction and in the other have El Dorado near you.
    Salt as the primary luxury.
    All secondary luxuries either requiring Mining or Calendar [but not on jungle]
    And map such that all cities with be all three of coastal, on rivers, and next to a Mountain.
     
  6. Talcove

    Talcove Slayer of Spies

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    PORTUGAL
    Coastal
    On a hill
    On a river
    Next to a single mountain (With no other mountains near)
    On a flood-plain riddled desert
    With a good amount of wheat on the flood-plains
    With Marble near
    With Iron near
    A few sea resources
    A diverse set of resources
     
  7. Vitruvius

    Vitruvius King

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    And even better if that single mountain is kilimanjaro or fuji :p

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk
     
  8. caiman0815

    caiman0815 Chieftain

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    Location:
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    Inca

    - Desert
    - Next to a river
    - Next to Mt. Kilimanjaro
    - On a hill
    - mountains in all but two tiles of 4th ring
    - 4 or 5 mountains scattered along the 2nd ring, never adjacent to another mountain
    - Next to a floodplain wheat and an oasis
    - 10+ desert hills
    - marble
    - 2 gold
    - horses, iron
    - 2 sheeps
    - No ressources on hills next to a mountain
     
  9. Homusubi

    Homusubi Lafcadio Hearn Wannabe

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    Celts, surrounded by forest and Sri Pada with the city settled on a hill, with salt, marble and oil in the second ring out from the city. Either that or anything involving Korea next to Mt. Fuji.
     
  10. mclericp

    mclericp Warlord

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    My dream start is to be surrounded by my good old friends Shaka, Atilla, Dido and Khan
     
  11. Tabarnak

    Tabarnak Cut your lousy hairs!

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    Pagaea : Anything isolated with enough space and good land for 5-6 cities with a wall of cs in front of you is almost an auto win.

    Add stuff like natural wonders, mountains, desert and top notch civs and you will have THE dream start.
     
  12. Memoryjar

    Memoryjar Emperor

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    Had it. What an easy game. :lol:

    My dream start ? No jungle.
     
  13. Zaimejs

    Zaimejs Emperor

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    Just one time, I want to start as Spain with Krakatoa nearby. And the Barrier Reef on the other side.

    But my favorite starts are desert, mountain, river, with salt, marble. That sort of thing. Lots of production. Build Petra win.

    I do really like Inca hill/mountain starts too. Those are fun.

    I've tried to get a nice marshy start for the danes... polders. I still don't like how desert floodplains are better with them than the marshes that they were actually used for. Meh.
     
  14. ilikepie333

    ilikepie333 Chieftain

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    There was a Spanish Krakatoa ?Immortal? start floating around about a couple weeks ago. No Barrier Reef, though.
     
  15. George Abitbol

    George Abitbol Prince

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    On a river with a cluster of salt and marble
     
  16. Ravellion

    Ravellion Prince

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    Oh yes, the Danish Polders are really nice. Too bad the Dutch got shafted with the berserker though. :p
     
  17. njmfff

    njmfff Prince

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    Start as any civ close to both Songhai and Spain. FREE EXPANSION! :lol:
     
  18. MattZed

    MattZed Warlord

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    So close to a city-state that I can take its settler with my original warrior. Starting with a free worker is nice.

    And then throw in some salt, desert hills, natural wonders, and sheep for a bonus.
     
  19. Jacozilla

    Jacozilla Warlord

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    Next to India or Venice, because they hardly expand much (with Venice obviously none). Lets me relax a bit and settle at opportune time rather than rush to beat a land whore like Hiawatha who spreads like the plague.

    Two tile snow peninsula? Omg Hiawatha loves it and plonks down a city. So basically my dream starts are next to civs with low expansion favors.
     
  20. Memoryjar

    Memoryjar Emperor

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    I prefer Swedish Conquistadors.
     

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