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Your Favourite Govt.

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Strategy & Tips' started by aimeeandbeatles, Apr 30, 2007.

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What is your favourite govt.?

  1. Anarchy

    1 vote(s)
    1.3%
  2. Communism

    15 vote(s)
    19.0%
  3. Democracy

    6 vote(s)
    7.6%
  4. Depotism

    2 vote(s)
    2.5%
  5. Monarchy

    9 vote(s)
    11.4%
  6. Republic

    37 vote(s)
    46.8%
  7. Depends on the situation

    9 vote(s)
    11.4%
  8. None

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Aabraxan

    Aabraxan Mid-level Micromanager

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    Nonsense. It makes a dandy prebuild. :)
     
  2. btfx

    btfx Chieftain

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    Has anyone even tried Feudalism? I would think it's a lot like Monarchy, but I have to be honest and say I never even thought of trying it.
     
  3. Aabraxan

    Aabraxan Mid-level Micromanager

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    I've only tried it once, so I can only "parrot" the conventional wisdom that I've heard, which would be that it's only good for culture games where you do a lot of pop-rushing of culture buildings.
     
  4. MAS

    MAS Chieftain

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    How did you get overwhelming WW in the first place?
    I've fought long lasting conquest campaigns in republic, granted, I was playing below emperor difficulty, but still....
     
  5. Sashie VII

    Sashie VII Balance of Power

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    Bloodlust for neverending wars? :lol:
     
  6. Turner

    Turner Chieftain Retired Moderator

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    Sometimes you don't need very much in order to push you over the top. Building US plus Police Stations, I've very rarely had problems with WW.

    Besides, by that late in the game I'll build a wonder just to deny the AI from getting it.
     
  7. Phlegmak

    Phlegmak Chieftain

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    I like Communism is Civ 3 for large empires. Other than that, my most preferred government is Republic.
     
  8. btfx

    btfx Chieftain

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    Indeed, still, has anyone ever compared Monarchy to Feudalism? I think they wouldn't be so different.
     
  9. Aabraxan

    Aabraxan Mid-level Micromanager

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    I know that the unit support structure is different. Besides, Monarchy is a cash-rush government, while Feudalism is pop-rush. That alone would seem (to me) to make a pretty big difference.
     
  10. White Fox

    White Fox Lord

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    I voted for "depends on the situation" for one reason.

    YOU LEFT OUT FASCISM

    Fascism can be a lot more useful than most people think. Its best use is late in the game when you have a small empire that does not have a lot of cities to support units. Using fascism, you're not penalized for having a huge army so you can use it without having to cut funds to entertainment or science.
    And about the culture stuff and captured cities, burn them.
    Of course, if you're not going for a military victory, you're probably better off with something else.
     
  11. MadScotsMan

    MadScotsMan The Ruler of Cattle

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    Feudalism has WW....I think
     
  12. Sanctum

    Sanctum Chieftain

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    I always go republic, even in my warmonger games (and no I don't cheat and switch opponents whenever the WW gets rough), it helps keep me from running away with the technology because I have to spend a ton on the happiness slider.

    I could always put the difficulty level up one more, but then I'm always an entire era behind the AI and thats messed up.
     
  13. Exploit

    Exploit Chieftain

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    Feudalism does have WW but it is my current favourite for Sid games. I didn't vote because it wasn't on the list.

    What's not to love? Plop down a town every 2 squares and you can instantly support 5 additional units. Turn your 1 pop into a tax collector (or scientist if you prefer) and don't bother with population growth (outside worker/settler factories of course).

    Your failed town is now producing 1 shield/3 gold regardless of WW or corruption and allows you to field 5 more units in your army for free. Allows for a massive army and wars can be continued nearly indefinitely causing your enemy to suffer the WW effects, while you are nearly immune.
     
  14. Exploit

    Exploit Chieftain

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    I haven't tried this but wouldn't civil engineer specialists give you production during anarchy? My understanding is that civ engineers only add production to building improvements and not settlers/workers/units. Anyone know what happens to those accumulated shields if you use civ engineers to prebuild a building and then swap over to a settler/worker/unit?

    This really opens up a lot of possible new strategies for me to try. At the very least I really need to think more about optimizing my anarchy turns more.
     
  15. btfx

    btfx Chieftain

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    Ahh, I'm very happy to hear Feudalism has a niche. It would be unfortunate if the dev team wasted their time.
     
  16. Bismarkee

    Bismarkee Chieftain

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    I believe that it works just like wonders - i.e., you lose those extra "engineer" shields if you switch production to a unit. The only way I've ever produced units in anarchy is by chopping down a nearby forest. (Heh, I didn't even realize I was doing it, during anarchy I was MMing and clearing forest for irrigation, and a unit popped out the next turn, I was like "WTF?")
     
  17. Turner

    Turner Chieftain Retired Moderator

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    If you're building a building or wonder and using CEs to make it go quicker, then switch to a unit, you lose the shields.
     
  18. reich

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    I prefer Facsism, but you didnt include 'em.
    So i choose Communism instead. :p
     
  19. Andoo

    Andoo Chieftain

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    Where are fascism and feudalism? :crazyeye:

    Those two and communism are the best govt imo :bowdown::hammer:
     
  20. RickFGS

    RickFGS Chieftain

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    Despo -> Republic -> Democracy
     

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