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Wich are the best wonders?

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Strategy & Tips' started by AugustoD, Nov 13, 2001.

  1. budweiser

    budweiser King of the Beers

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    I usually do not plan on building any wonders at least until the middle of the second age. Adam Smith's is the only one that I like to get, but even that one only saves a few gold per turn. My primary motivation for building an early wonder would be to keep it out of the AI's hands. I would actually rather have some small wonders early. All that siad, I usually end up doing the TOE, Hoover sequence and from then on, I can build everything else at my liesure.
     
  2. hbdragon88

    hbdragon88 haunted by blackness

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    Play the World was not out when this thread started - this dates back to November 2001!
     
  3. flamingmoose

    flamingmoose Chieftain

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    Don't know if anyone already noticed this (I can't be bothered to read all posts - I'm supposed to work too...) but there's a distinct advantage to Theory of Evolution. It's analogous to setting the science slider to the lowest amount where it will still take you one turn to research a tech, turning beakers that would be wasted into cash. It has to do with what ToE actually does. It's supposed to give you two free techs, and it does. However, a more accurate description would be to say that it finishes the tech you're currently researching, and gives you the next one - both for free. So if you're one turn away from Atomic Theory, you will get just over one tech for free.
    If you're about to get the ToE, and you'll get it sooner than the tech you're starting to research at that point (e.g. ToE is 6 turns away, you're starting on AT and it will take you 8 turns) ToE will fininsh AT for you whether you research it or not. So pull the beaker slider to zero and watch the money roll in! This way ToE not only gets you two techs but also a lot of money.
    The risk here is off course that another civ might run away with ToE. But you'll still have the money :)
     
  4. hbdragon88

    hbdragon88 haunted by blackness

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    Yeah, I know about ToE...which means you have to time getting the ToE with finishing tech research.
     
  5. Sarevok

    Sarevok Civ3 Scenario Creator

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    Emp.Napoleon SUPER EMP!

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    1. Universal Suffrage
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    Since I love Democracy and war these two help a lot, especially in nealy conquerd cities.
     
  7. tuscan

    tuscan Chieftain

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    For Egyptians - my favourite Civ - I think the best wonders are:

    Pyramid ---> Golden Age, building a lot of settlers in few turns

    Oracle & Sistine, for a religiuos Civ they are very useful, people is always happy, U can save a lot of money and buy advance

    UN, clearly the best
     
  8. Plechazunga

    Plechazunga Chieftain

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    I laugh when peoples say "I usually concentrate on building Pyramids, Oracle, Great Library, Great Lighthouse, Sun Tzu's, Leonardo's Workshop, JS Bach's, Sistine Chapel, Hanging Gardens, Universal Suffrage, Cure for Cancer, Longevity, ToE, Hoover Dam, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc ...

    ... what did the Great Wall ever do to you?
     
  9. Duke Togo

    Duke Togo Golgo 13

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    The Great Library and the Sistine Chapel are two musts for me. Top of my list.
     
  10. Tranquility

    Tranquility Grand unifier

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    -Pyramids and Colousu(if i can)

    -In medieval i build Sun tzu and leo, but if i'm at peace, i'll build sistine and BAch. I always try to amke copernic, university and Smith. Afterwards i sort of lose interest in wonders.
     
  11. 7rew

    7rew Chieftain

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    I normally play pagnea, so there is alot of contact early.
    I usually play as france (but greece works almost as well [you need to research masonary first])

    So my tech order goes : writing, litriture, maps
    and my capital build order goes: warrior (as many as necessary for capital to grow), settler, pryamids, great library

    if you place the settler right, you can treat this as most people usually use their first city.

    It is the advantage of france starting with masonry and alphabet

    also: DO NOT TRADE LITRITURE FOR ANYTHING, as you will get it very early compared to the rest.

    This way the library gives you pretty much every other ancheint tech, and its very hard to beat you to it.
     
  12. SuperBeaverInc.

    SuperBeaverInc. Groucho

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    For me, the best wonders are Smith's Trading Company and Hoover Dam. Free maintenance and free hydro dams :D
     
  13. klamb5

    klamb5 Chieftain

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    I'm just new to this site and I was wondering if someone could right a detailed list of all the powers they give you I have also never got to the last age let alone the 3rd since I have not enven got the game just play it at garden city libray but I am getting it but thats in a while.
     
  14. The_Unforgiven

    The_Unforgiven KoEkWaUs

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