Will there ever be a Civ V 'war academy'?

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  1. lolocoster

    lolocoster Chieftain

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    Like the one we have for Civ IV? I remember when I first bought Civ IV and came here to discover the war academy which taught me so much about how to play.

    Granted, I no longer really need a war academy, but I think it would be a great idea to have one for newer players, and even veterans like me, because frankly we can all learn and benefit from this
     
  2. Horizons

    Horizons Needing fed again!

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    I was thinking the same thing. Hopefully there will be more strategy guides once (or if) the game eventually settles a bit, and stops being radically nerfed with each patch (which results in old strategies becoming obsolete).
     
  3. aatami

    aatami Kuruth Urfarah, kuruth!

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    As said, will probably come when the game settles down and gets a few major patches.
     
  4. cman2010

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    civ 5 is not civ 4, civ 5 is more simple, with less decision making, and depth so I doubt there will be a need for a war academy.
     
  5. Tabarnak

    Tabarnak Cut your lousy hairs!

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    There are enough paths through the game to make a war academy.
     
  6. Smote

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    yeah, its only chess as opposed to go, there's no need for strategy
     
  7. SpearMan153

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    There is the Civ5 - Strategy Articles section under the Civ5 Strategy and Tips section which is pretty much the same thing
     
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    Nonsense. Civ 3 got a War Academy, and it's miles behind Civ 4 or Civ 5. :)
     
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    It definitely needs one. Like it or not, it'll be around for a while. And it'd be handy to have all the info around in somewhere organized (that gets updated for each patch)
     
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    Tabarnak Cut your lousy hairs!

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    War academy will both emphasise for strategic moves when you fight and how you can get T units, U population, V wonders, W techs (and which ones), X cities and Y buildings in Z turns giving this or that to be able to do this or that later, etc.

    Lot of possibilities and explanations needed for such things. We defenitively need a war academy. Maybe they wait for a more stable game because patches can drastically change these strategies.
     
  11. cman2010

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    I dont even think you played civ 3 when it came out the game was ten times better than civ 5 for its time.
     
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    lschnarch Emperor

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    Hmmm...
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    We've already got quite some major patches. How many more do you expect to come to save the game?
     
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    Rule 1 of Academy: Tech to horse, acquire horse resource while teching, use horse everywhere.

    Rule 1 of Academy: Tech to longsword, acquire iron resource while teching, use longswords everywhere.

    Edit: Now longsword wil lbe nerfed
     
  14. Aristos

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    the Civ5 War certificate, maybe...

    Academy is too much of a word for this game...
     
  15. cman2010

    cman2010 King

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    agreed we dont need an academy for this game, its really simple if your low on happyness just build a happyness building want more stuff just go to war and puppet, oh and hit next turn alot.
     
  16. Xzylvador

    Xzylvador Warlord

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    Doesn't seem to me like the targetted audience for Civ 5 is the kind that likes to, you know... read and learn and other things like that.

    Maybe a 3 minute YouTube video tutorial... should be plenty to beat CiV's AI... make sure it has some pop or r&b music in the background to keep the target audience focused.
     
  17. cman2010

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    awsome post I agree.
     
  18. Nares

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    This forum really needs a +1 feature.

    The worst part is, it seems the developers really intended for it to be this way.
     
  19. man-erg

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    Oddly enough, I've occasionally noticed that that the numbers viewing "Civ 5 Strategy and Tips" here" has been not much higher than that viewing "Civ 4 Strategy and Tips". And the gap appeared to be closing. I just checked before posting this and for the first time that I've noticed, the numbers viewing Civ 4 Strategy is actually higher than that for Civ 5 !!!!

    This does objectively imply that Civ 5 is far simpler than Civ 4 as you'd assume there are many more people playing Civ 5 at the moment. I only player a few hours of 5 before passing it up, but I never felt the need to check out strategy. Unlike 4 where I spent many hours reading all the discussions on different strategies and how all the elements related in a way that they just don't in Civ 5.

    This is both the strength and the weakness of Civ 4. A game that requires such studious effort to win on any level past Noble (TBH, I couldn't beat it on Noble without swotting up!) perhaps just isn't deemed acceptable to todays low attention span market.
     
  20. Bandobras Took

    Bandobras Took Emperor

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    Considering it was 10 times worse than Alpha Centauri, which was released before it, you may wish to amend that statement.
     
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