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why another cities have more people than me?

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by navy, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. navy

    navy Chieftain

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    Why another cities have more people than me? i creat a big cities but my people dosen't grow up? and the another cities have 22 people and me just 10-11 people!?

    Is that because i install "Breave the new world"??

    Thanks for help.

    Navy
     
  2. liltrogdor

    liltrogdor Chieftain

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    Sometimes cities have more food then others and then they grow more. You can set your people on food focus if you want them to grow. It's not because you installed BNW i get 20 pop cities every time.
     
  3. Randall_Flagg

    Randall_Flagg The Evil One

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    There are way to many varibles to give you the correct answer. How about you give us an idea of your general build order in your 1st few cities. It has nothing to do with new expansion I assure you.

    My 1st guess is they are using internal trade routes with food. 2nd guess is you have a non good food start, ie lots of jungle, tundra or non flood plain desert.
     
  4. mrwho

    mrwho Prince

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    What difficulty level are you playing on? The AI gets bonuses in King and above.

    Make sure that you haven't accidentally left your cities on production focus. That will kill growth. Going down Tradition is very very good for growth. Build granaries and other food buildings as soon as you can. Aqueducts are especially powerful if you want to grow cities quickly. Gold is very hard to come by in Brave New World, so it's a good idea to trade with the AI for as many luxuries as possible in return for gold per turn and to build as many gold buildings as possible. That way you can use your trade routes to other cities in your civilization by giving them food. Internal trade routes are a great source of growth, espeically if you get coastal cities and use cargo ships. Do all of these things and your population should increase a lot.

    Make sure that you settle your cities in good places for food if you're not already doing so. If you're not sure what good places are, then go into the options next to the minimap and turn on the icon so you can see the food, gold, production etc output of each hex. Then go for areas with lots of food, preferably near or next to rivers.
     
  5. VainoValkea

    VainoValkea Emperor

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    You should learn the basic game mechanics, like how cities grow.

    For growing cities, you'll need food, which you'll get from
    - tile improvements (farms)
    - buildings (watermills, granaries, hospitals)
    - tradition policy tree
    - internal trade routes
    - maritime city-states
    - wonders

    Also, aqueducts and medical labs speed up city growth, as do some religious beliefs.
     
  6. liltrogdor

    liltrogdor Chieftain

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    How is it possible the 4 of us posted at the same time.:lol:
     
  7. Randall_Flagg

    Randall_Flagg The Evil One

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    No kidding, just seen that!! We are bad and we know it!!
     
  8. VainoValkea

    VainoValkea Emperor

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    I blame mad skills, you?
     
  9. mrwho

    mrwho Prince

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    heh! You don't see that every day!
     
  10. navy

    navy Chieftain

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    Thanks for all your message, but i build all this improvement, farm, etc..., and i have a good start, but before Brave new world it was easy for me to have many people, but i can't understand i can't grow up my people, sometimes i can't build more than i have and my people just didn't grow up!? I really can't understand what is happening when i just install brave the new world.
     
  11. Pythakoreas

    Pythakoreas Chef Tain

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    Are you trying a different strategy since you got BNW? A lot of specialists hurts your growth. The AI will get the guilds running full.
     
  12. Randall_Flagg

    Randall_Flagg The Evil One

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    I have no idea what is the cause. I have no issue with city growth. You might try not using the governor and assign tiles yourself. The Gov does ok at most times, but this does not mean at all times.
     
  13. Clement

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    Maybe they have access to Viagra resource.
     
  14. liltrogdor

    liltrogdor Chieftain

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    if they had Viagra then there would be tons of people, and he would hit the happiness limit.
     
  15. Clement

    Clement Layman

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    On second thoughts i think it would have to be researchable tech that gives golden age on finding it, but lose 2 population in each city from heart attacks.
     
  16. kwidem

    kwidem Warlord

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    If you really want us to help, click on your city and take a screenshot. Cheers.
     
  17. chazzycat

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    sending food via trade routes is a big part of BNW. The easiest way to get big cities is to build some more cities, then build granaries and caravans and have them send each other food. Sea routes are particularly effective, providing more food than the Hanging Gardens.

    For the best possible effect, combine this with multipliers like you can get from the tradition tree and/or religious beliefs.
     
  18. liltrogdor

    liltrogdor Chieftain

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    I think it should be: Penicillin: unlocks Viagra,Med labs, and Marines.

    Viagra gives 3 food for every citizen.
     
  19. Smith of Lie

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    I had trouble growing cities myself before, but little time spent watching LPs and reading up allowed me to pick up on some tricks that made my growth rate faster.

    *Location. Before settling it is essential to judge the growth potential of any location. Coastal cities will grow slowly at the start, before you grab some Fish tiles and build lighthouse/expand borders inland. Tiles with lots of hills will grow slowly. On the other hand if you can grab 3 bana tiles in the 1 tile radius you obviously will grow fast, very fast. Look at your city location and judge wheather it is sustainable.

    *Tile allocation. If you want to optimize growth you have to pick your tiles personally. You can use Production Focus trick (it means just checking production focus in the checklist - this way your new citizens won't be set to food tile, which would not produce anything in between turns space that growth happens in, meanwhile hammer yield or gold etc. will be added).

    * Food wagons. Grab a granary (which in and of itself will stimulate your growth!) and start cruising with those apples. This little mechanic is actually god send if you want to grab city in otherwise attractive location, that lacks food (e.g. desert hills with mountain - perfect for Desert Folklore into Petra), since you can make it grow.

    * Happiness. I used to overlook it. Mistake. If your happiness slipped into negative you won't grow.

    * Buildings. Grabbing granary early should help Aqueduct bit later as well.

    Those are very basic tips, but hey - helped me, maybe you will get some mileage out of them?
     
  20. Muskie

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    There are some good farming Civilizations. I haven't played them all but pre-BNW I'd say the Inca were the best farmers. With their hill farming prowess you can outgrow most anyone.

    I also think happiness is important, sometimes a city will grow slow for a while, but you always want to keep your citizens happy as there are a lot of negative penalties including at war when your civilization is unhappy.
     

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