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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

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    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

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    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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