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Which world wonders do you like ?

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by Pegasus_77, Mar 15, 2014.

  1. Pegasus_77

    Pegasus_77 Prince of the Wealth

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    I have not done much research on them yet .Currently ,i like
    Machu Picchu
    the Great Wall
    Porcelain Tower
    I simply think they look really cool;)
    How about you guys ?
     
  2. danaphanous

    danaphanous religious fanatic

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    order that you get them or order of preference?

    For my typical strategy I prioritize:

    Hanging Gardens
    Temple of Artemis
    Oracle (only if ahead)
    Great Library (only if I get Pottery or Writing as a free tech and have high production)
    Chichen Itza
    Borobadur
    Hagia Sofia (if available)
    Porcelain Tower
    Sistine Chapel

    for more modern times:
    Statue of Liberty
    Louvre
    Eiffel Tower
    Sydney Opera House
    Cristo Redentor
    Great Firewall
    Hubble Space Telescope
    CN Tower

    The last 3 are awesome. :)

    For a cultural victory I might trade some of the science or production ones for a few others like Broadway, but I usually go science.
    It's nice to get GL, but I typically only try for it in very special circumstances. The Immortal AI starting with pottery and beelining it usually shuts me down. My two favorite religious ones only apply if I got a religion of course. I also typically don't start wonders until the capitol is off the ground (aka +5 food at least, growing fairly quickly, and 20+ production, 6-7 population)
     
  3. joncnunn

    joncnunn Senior Java Wizard Moderator

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    I play on Immortal; so I skip all early world wonders.

    With a really good hammer production, I might try to get Leaning Tower of Pisa, which gives a GE, effectively getting 2 Great Wonders for the price of one.

    PT is another wonder I like.

    When going for cultural victory, there is a host of wonders providing theming bonuses, but special mention to Effiel Tower, Broadway, and Sidney's which as late game wonders are much easier to build.

    When going for science victory, Hubble and CN Tower are my favorite end game ones.

    Comments on some of the mid game wonders:

    Leaning Tower : Useful for all forms of victory as it's effectively 2 world wonders for the price of 1

    Globe: Great for Cultural victory with a free Great Writer included; extremely easy to fill theming bonus

    Sistine Chapel: This is actually better for those NOT seeking a cultural victory but instead wanting to help ensure their own citizens don't get persuaded by false ideologies later (+25% culture).
    (It competes too directly against Globe & Uffizini and in fact the only reason to build it when seeking cultural victory is denying this wonder to the AI [similar to building Great Wall seeking Domination victory simply to deny that from AI])

    Uffizini: Great for Cultural victory but only after fill it. It's more difficult to fill this one but the same tree that was required to open this later provides a much needed free Great Artist to help fill it.

    PT: Great for Science victory

    Louvre: Also great for Cultural victory; and this is often the main reason to open Exploration when you are seeking Cultural victory.
     
  4. xmol

    xmol Chieftain

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    Forbidden Palace. Always. Before anything else. I'll save a GE from finishing the Liberty tree until I get to Banking, just to make sure I get it. Its fantastic, lets you completely dominate the WC
     
  5. reddishrecue

    reddishrecue Deity

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    I like many wonders....
    Great Libarary
    Neuschwestein
    Himeji Castle
    to name a few..
    who doesn't like wonders?
    Most people like wonders...
     
  6. Byzantine Bomb

    Byzantine Bomb Warlord

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    The Brandenburg Gate, Alhambra, barracks, armory, military academy and Heroic Epic is always a goal of mine.
     
  7. Pegasus_77

    Pegasus_77 Prince of the Wealth

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    yea ,people like wonders but we need to compete with our opponents,which might be advisable for us to have some preferences in order to increase the chance of complete building them ,rather than mulling over a myriad of choices and wasted time.It would be debilitating if your opponents finish them one or a few steps ahead of you ...:sad:
     
  8. Gustavus Rex

    Gustavus Rex Prince

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    Petra is my no1 favourite if I have some desert river-hills.

    Temple of Artemis, Pyramids and Machu Pichu is also nice.

    I like Hanging gardens but i think 6 food is a little lame. On higher difficulties It's not worth gambrling for.

    Notre dame and Alhambra always feels nice to snatch before AI but that takes some efforts on immortal.


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  9. Magma_Dragoon

    Magma_Dragoon Reploid

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    Oracle, Sistine, Leaning Tower, grab ToA from whoever builds it
     
  10. reddishrecue

    reddishrecue Deity

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    Since you like barracks stuff why not like the statue of zeus?
     
  11. DarthSheldonPhD

    DarthSheldonPhD Warlord

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    Same here. I usually can't build any of the early game wonders. The ones that are unlocked by social policy trees, as well as map-specific wonders (most notably Machu Picchu) are usually available, but risk:reward of HG or 'Mids isn't there on immortal and deity.

    Although I have to admit, the crutch that I can't seem to get away from is Sistine for all victory conditions. The CV implications are obvious, but I find that when I miss it in dom/space/diplo games, SP acquisition drags so much. Don't care so much about the slots and I know that you still get the 25% bonus if you acquire it by force, and I'm a strong advocate of using hammers indirectly to get wonders (hammers build Cbows which take wonders.) Still, I needs my social policies!!!

    For domination games,, I find that the 3-way combo of:
    1.)Big Ben
    2.)SP-Mercantilism
    3.)Tenet-Mobilization

    is ludicrously effective.
     
  12. vivalamexico

    vivalamexico Prince

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    That plus honor finisher :crazyeye:
     
  13. GeneralAmerica

    GeneralAmerica Artillery Officer

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    The AI tends to build The Pyramids, Porcelain Tower, Hubble Space Telescope late into the game after they researched the requied technology. They are all great wonders. The Pyramids is a bit underrated though, but they give you a nice boost when it comes to improving tiles.
     
  14. reddishrecue

    reddishrecue Deity

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    The AI doesn't always beeline straight to the hubble space telescope but if you beeline to satellites, you can end up building it first and you also get to the information era sooner than the AI.
     
  15. GeneralAmerica

    GeneralAmerica Artillery Officer

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    I allways use a great enginer to rush Hubble Space Telescope.
     
  16. Tamir Lenk

    Tamir Lenk Chieftain

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    I am a sucker for the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus. The AI don't seem to rush it, and grabbing a 100 gold everytime you burn a GP makes me smile. It can also buy time when your cashflow gets wonky early on.
     
  17. GoStu

    GoStu King

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    Because its effect is almost negligible. Increasing combat strength by 15% against cities doesn't really change the number of units you need to bring, or the outcome of a battle. Every once in a while it might provide the extra strength between a unit surviving or not, but frankly that's more dice-roll than anything.

    If you actually want to go do some warmongering, just build an extra unit or two. I don't mind getting the Statue for free if I steal it off someone, but frankly it's just not worth the effort to build.
     
  18. mrwho

    mrwho Prince

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    My top five picks for any victory would be (in no order):
    Great Library
    Hanging Gardens
    Leaning Tower of Pisa
    Petra (if desert start)
    Statue of Liberty (if freedom)

    If going culture:
    Sistine Chapel
    Uffizi
    Louvre
    Broadway
    Eiffel Tower

    The religious wonders can be good too if you're having one of those sort of games.
     
  19. CraigMak

    CraigMak The Borg

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    Great Wall: Extremely OP
    Pyramids
    Machu Pichu
    Petra(Worth it just to get an extra trade route, OP with desert)
    Collosus(Gold + Extra trade route, AMAZING!)
    Hanging Gardens
    Notre Dame
    The Oracle
    Chichen Itza
    Leaning Tower of Pisa
    Hubble Telescope
     
  20. Teproc

    Teproc King

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    Design-wise, my favorite wonder is The Great Wall. The graphics look really cool (even though it does weird things sometimes), and it is great at accomplishing its goal : making invasion of that country very unappealing.

    Other than that, I really like Neuschwanstein. Very useful in domination games, especially since the AI neglects it a lot, and it gives you a reason to build Castles, which I never do otherwise.
     

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