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why cant we ask for tribute

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by Jim Bro, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. Jim Bro

    Jim Bro Emperor of Quebec

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    is it me or its impossible to ask for tribute in any circumstances

    it makes no sense. how can we talk here of an AI when i have the capacity to destroy it with nuclear arsenal yet it wont give me 10 bucks...
     
  2. Heerlo

    Heerlo Jedi Master Hearlo

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    Um, there's a button on the diplomacy screen that says "Demand". That's what does it, although I don't think it hardly ever works, unless the AI has the "afraid" status.
     
  3. smallfish

    smallfish Immortal

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    It depends on... random luck. Even when they are Afraid, civs can respond with "Please. You are in no position to make demands" or "You ask for TOO MUCH you monster!"

    The only time I've managed to get something out of an Afraid AI with that Demand was a one-sided Open Borders agreement. And that was in Vanilla.
     
  4. joncnunn

    joncnunn Senior Java Wizard Moderator

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    Yup; the AI has to show "afraid" in order for them to give in.
     
  5. sufficiency

    sufficiency King

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    Oh higher difficulty it's almost impossible. But on lower difficulties (e.g. prince) it's pretty easy to use.

    Pretty useless tho.
     
  6. Sid Simelia

    Sid Simelia Warlord

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    I got it to work a while back with England (on vanilla) and I'm pretty sure she was just "Guarded".. I had units near her borders and demanded a lux and some GPT and she said "I'll do whatever it takes to keep the peace." I hardly ever attempt it now unless I have an eventual enemy who is "Afraid"..
     
  7. Slag

    Slag Chieftain

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    I do it just to add another negative diplomacy hit with a civ I'm trying to goad into a DoW so I can not get hit with warmonger.
     
  8. kirbdog

    kirbdog King

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    I guess the AI has a bad enough time playing this game without giving you stuff completely for free. ;)
     

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