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Who likes Arabia?

Discussion in 'Civ3 - General Discussions' started by Artifex, Jan 16, 2004.

  1. Artifex

    Artifex Chieftain

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    Anyone like to play this Civ?
     
  2. Commander Bello

    Commander Bello Say No 2 Net Validations

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    Me... they offer that good training for my troops :-D
     
  3. TedJackson

    TedJackson Cunning old Celt

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    mb2: a space oddity is a good example of Arabia winning despite the odds.

    I may be prejudiced as I was one of the players :)


    Ted
     
  4. watorrey

    watorrey Deity

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    I don't mind them on huge maps. The 3 MP UU can get where it needs to be faster. Expansionist is good enough up to monarch level, might not work out too well above that. Religious lets you try out the different gov'ts.
     
  5. Enkidu Warrior

    Enkidu Warrior Ultramagnetic

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    I'm playing as them at the moment. The Ansar is a solid UU, and their traits are both good. They're not a civ that I'd play very often, but they're certainly not weak by any standard.
     
  6. silver 2039

    silver 2039 Deity

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    I agree there not a bad civ in fact I have a game as them right now.
     
  7. lbhhh

    lbhhh King

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    I like them.

    those Ansar warriors rule!
     
  8. JazzToucan

    JazzToucan Warlord

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    UU is really good. Traits ok -- not a big fan of expansionist. Also, if you're able to build the Colossus, you risk triggering a waaaaaay too early GA.
     
  9. Turner

    Turner Deity Retired Moderator

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    I played them one game, I liked them. I might do it again.
     
  10. Zardnaar

    Zardnaar Deity

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    I like them. The convenient thing is as soon as expansionist trait gets less useful (ergo out of the ancient age) their UU unigue turns up at just the right time ( get a GA) to build expensive Universities, Cathedrals, and possably banks along with several great wonders as well.

    The UU is definatly above average as well
     
  11. Amorphus

    Amorphus I'm a ninja

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    Arabia always seems to get very strong in my games, I may have to try them.

    (Might change that pink before I do.....:crazyeye: )
     
  12. Turner

    Turner Deity Retired Moderator

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    Yeah, the pink is annoying. I'm playing Inca's right now, and they're pink. :sigh: need to change that.
     
  13. watorrey

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    After you play pink a few times it just becomes another color.
     
  14. Smellincoffee

    Smellincoffee Trekkie At Large

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    Same think for that puke-green the Celts use.
     
  15. The Last Conformist

    The Last Conformist Irresistibly Attractive

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    The traits aren't my faves, but the Ansar Warrior is a killer UU.
     
  16. Frimlin

    Frimlin Wandering Wizard

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    I haven't played them much. Can't see much wrong with their traits -- seems some people really like Expansionist on some maps, and I know I like Religious every now and then.

    In my C3C trait mod they're Religious and Militaristic -- maybe I should test that out sometime... but I've got to finish my current mod test game as the Religious Agricultural Celts. :)
     
  17. Chieftess

    Chieftess Moderator Retired Moderator

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    Check out PAD1 Regent Team in the SG forum. (probably on page 4 or so -- it's an old PTW game). Arabia got a free settler, and with some luck (barbs harrassing the Scandinavians), we were able to control 1/2 the map rather quickly, and even culture flipping a city next to Rome with a 0-culture city! :) (thereby, taking their only iron, and the game was won easily).
     
  18. anarres

    anarres anarchist revolutionary

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    The Ansar is an amazing UU - it costs only 60 shields and has a move of 3. Used correctly the reduction in defense barely affects you, and the 10 shields save per unit easily make up for it.
     
  19. toh6wy

    toh6wy Emperor

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    In my game, the Arabs are pink, and so are the Chinese - and if they aren't exactly the same shade of pink, then I for one can't tell the difference. Good thing they don't share a border. I thought that the "Primary/Alternate Civ Colors" thing in the editor was supposed to prevent this...
     
  20. Goober

    Goober Turning Right ...

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    Well, I haven't played them yet because I am not particurily fond of the Expansionist Trait. I do like playing Religious Civs, I shall have to try them someday . . .
     

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