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Which is the best trait?

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by SPQR300, Jan 25, 2006.

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Which is the best trait?

  1. Aggressive

    6 vote(s)
    6.0%
  2. Creative

    9 vote(s)
    9.0%
  3. Financial

    53 vote(s)
    53.0%
  4. Industrial

    16 vote(s)
    16.0%
  5. Organized

    6 vote(s)
    6.0%
  6. Philosophical

    10 vote(s)
    10.0%
  1. SPQR300

    SPQR300 Deity

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    I think Industrial and financial are the best.
     
  2. azzaman333

    azzaman333 meh

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    I quite like creative.
     
  3. MrCynical

    MrCynical Deity

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    Expansive and Spiritual don't even get a look in then? Some people quite like them.

    I'd go for Financial as the best trait by some way. Raw commerce is immensely valuable.
     
  4. SPQR300

    SPQR300 Deity

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    lol the poll with 6votes to financial, one to creative and one to Industrial look like a big p****. ^^
     
  5. snoochems

    snoochems Prince

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    Aggresive for me. Cheap barracks and free combat I for most of your units.
     
  6. Red Door

    Red Door Man of Mayhem

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    Spiritual not even on the poll, I like it the best.
     
  7. flytyer

    flytyer Master Fisherman

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    I guess it depends on what type of victory condition you are trying to acheive but not considering that, I guess you could say industrial since it gives you an early advantage with wonders.
     
  8. Dalokar

    Dalokar Chieftain

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    My favorite is expansive, kinda :( to leave 2 traits out.
     
  9. karadoc

    karadoc AI programmer

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    Yeah, what's with that?
     
  10. Duelingground

    Duelingground AKA Gandalftheredskin

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    Financial.

    Money is power.
     
  11. Heero Blaze

    Heero Blaze Chieftain

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    Spiritual, but it isn't up there...
     
  12. jmik99

    jmik99 Chieftain

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    Best trait on it's own? Financial without a blink. But I'd like to see the Ind/Phi combination though. Could be the traits for a massive wonder factory civ for sure! Maybe in the upcoming expansion???
     
  13. Wolfwood

    Wolfwood Elite Commander

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    Why aren't they all up there?

    I'd really like to try playing Creative and Organised, but there isn't that combo available amongst the leaders. :(

    But I haven't made my decision on what the best trait is yet... Depends on your playing style and I'm still experimenting with them...
     
  14. SPQR300

    SPQR300 Deity

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    Hw can I edit the poll? :( I want to add Expansive and Spiritual :/
     
  15. azzaman333

    azzaman333 meh

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    PM a mod.

    damn 10 character limit
     
  16. Rane Khan

    Rane Khan Chieftain

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    Financial gives the biggest advantage, but also gets a bit boring (especially once you have pretty much mastered the level you are playing on ;) ), so I rarely play with a Financial civ lately... Unless I play a level above my 'skill' (yet to have a win on monarch... :cry: ).
     
  17. Junichiro

    Junichiro Warlord

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    I rarely play a civ which doesn't have either spiritual or organized trait. I guess I'm just easily annoyed by anarchies or upkeep costs :)
     
  18. zHunter

    zHunter Chieftain

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    On higher difficulties (>Monarch) the most useful traits are Financial and Organised, as they allow you a chance of keeping up in the tech race.

    Creative can be emulated by getting stonehenge, Industrious is rubbish cos you only ever get 1 or 2 of the opening wonders, spiritual saves the odd turn but is not a patch on the others, philisophical is ok but great people aren't as useful as more commerce from the two I chose. Aggressive is ok but not a game-winner
     
  19. petey

    petey Prince

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    The higher you get in levels, the more valuable Expansive and Organized become and the less valuable Industrious becomes. Financial is still number one, though.
     
  20. Older than Dirt

    Older than Dirt King

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    From this group, financial seems to be the most powerful due to the help it gives in keeping research levels high and paying for increased city maintenance when expanding. Coupled with shrines and missionary spam it should produce a ton of cash.

    There really should be a character trait of prevarication which would make all of the citizens happy some of the time and some of the citizens happy all of the time. It could also allow you to agree to trade a tech and then, after recieving the tech not giving the one you agreed to give. I don't think I'd want the AI to have this ability - how can one not trust an innocent machine!
     

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