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Who likes Arabia?

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

  1. gamemoth

    gamemoth Chieftain

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    I began to use Arabia in Sid just recently, their UU is really great.
    unbeatable in the middle age,
    And, the riligious trait is also the most important.:soldier:
     
  2. ShiplordAtvar

    ShiplordAtvar Texan by the grace of God

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    I don't often play as the Arabs, but I enjoy it when I do. I like the cheap temples and quick anarchy. I also like being able to crank out scouts to give my cities something to build while waiting for them to grow, which means I explore more quickly, make contact more quickly, yadda yadda yadda.

    I also like the UU. Having the third movement point is handy for attacking via the corners a city of culture influence 3 or attacking a culture level 2 city that's in not-so-good terrain.
     
  3. meltone1

    meltone1 Civophile

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    oddly enough, I too have a regent game going as arabia. The UU is indeed a good one.
     
  4. Frimlin

    Frimlin Wandering Wizard

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    There is a bug where some Civs sometimes have exactly the same colour. One of my first Conquests game was like this. I'm not sure what conditions are necessary to replicate it, but I do have a save game somewhere, I think!
     
  5. globester

    globester prof. donkey masseur

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    not enough colours in the game :p
    happened to me with only 11 civs
    you just have to have civs with same colours :p
     
  6. Frimlin

    Frimlin Wandering Wizard

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    There's more than enough colours to cover the 5 or so Civs that were in my game. If it can't use a Secondary colour, it should use another unused one -- even if it isn't one of the Primary or Secondary colours for any of the Civs in the game.
     
  7. Commander Bello

    Commander Bello Say No 2 Net Validations

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    Seems to me, that this has been at least minimized with 1.15.

    Just an impression from my first games using this patch, but I see that a lot of nations now use colours which I didn't notice to use them in the past
     
  8. Enkidu Warrior

    Enkidu Warrior Ultramagnetic

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    I get it a lot with the purple civs. There are a couple of "similar" shades of purple but I've had it a few times where 2 civs were the exact same shade. Very confusing.
     
  9. valamas

    valamas Prince

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    I don't have a problem playing any CIV. Random. I don't like to play as a pink color CIV :vomit:
     
  10. troytheface

    troytheface Deity

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    I prefer the Mongol's Keshik and its traits to Arabia's traits and it's Ansar, however, a speedy UU is nice to have as one is usually eager to get them rolling..the Ansar comes at a time (as does the Keshik) when alot of civs have their UU tho,...which is why i like the Conquistidor best of all...it comes at a time between other civ's UU's and is the fastest of all.
    In so far as color....these creator guys need to experiment a bit with Value...look, u can have at Least three really distinct shades of any color , a dark, a middle and a light. How hard is it to make a clear distincion ? 6 main colors , plus black ..that means on a huge map one could have 21 distinct colors.
    If one wanted more than one simply would add to the 6 main colors (red green blue yellow orange violet) making a Red/orange green/blue ect. scale, -each toned to three shades of- dark (really dark) -middle (nice and clear)- and light (really light)-creating 39. (and if one wanted even more then add yellow/orange yellow/green ect) -making 51.
    And too ...Relativity...a big idea-and in color theory about as
    far as we have gotten....which is to say that if u have 18 civs then the computer should select colors that are seperate in so far as there relation to each other as visually percieved.
     

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