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why is there settlers in this game?

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Road to War' started by kensington888, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. kensington888

    kensington888 Chieftain

    May 18, 2008
    just asking i see the likes of USSR building cities in the island of GB and Japan have a city in an island near south africa.
  2. VeteranLurker

    VeteranLurker Chieftain

    Nov 8, 2006
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Settlers are allowed for Open Play, so that you can create cities (bases) wherever you might need them -- to secure resources, to add population, to expand borders, as a base for air attacks, as a naval base, as early-warning for better defense, etc. You can certainly question the AI's priorities in building them (e.g., why be building a settler when someone else's army is chewing up your other poorly-defended cities?), but the fact that there are settlers in Open Play adds a useful element to the gameplay.

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