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Zachriel?(or anyone)

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Strategy & Tips' started by Amorphus, Feb 21, 2003.

  1. Amorphus

    Amorphus I'm a ninja

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    I found this site today www.zachriel.com and I must say the games are fun to read about but theres not enough tips to help newbies like me :)

    Anyways, in some of your games(I read a few, but I'll just use the Zulu game) you seem to advance very fast. You have tanks by 1685AD, while in my current rome game I'm in 1630AD and my best unit is calvery

    I was really just wondering, how do you do this so fast? Accelerated production option? Skill??

    Anyways, thanks in advance.[dance]
     
  2. DiamondzAndGunz

    DiamondzAndGunz Lurking

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    On higher difficulties, the tech advances really fast. You can be in the modern age by the 1400's if you really try and trade ferociously. One of the things you can do to speed things up is trade/give techs to the AI, so they can all team up and research faster.

    Of course, Accelerated Production also helps speed things up for those who play with it on.
     
  3. lord42

    lord42 Chieftain

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    Waiting for moderator................ LOL
    And accelerated production does help.
     
  4. BillChin

    BillChin Chieftain

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    It is skill. Study the opening moves of the best players by examining the log files at:

    http://gotm.civfanatics.net/qsc/qsc15/index.shtml

    Learn how to efficiently play the first 80 turns of a game. Practice the early game until it becomes second nature, and then work on the mid-game. The end-game is usually mop up action.
    + Bill
     
  5. Chieftess

    Chieftess Moderator Retired Moderator

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    Sites like that are ok if you're just posting it for the benefit of everyone else. It's more of a strategy though, so I'll move it to that forum.
     
  6. Zachriel

    Zachriel Kaiser

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    I'll second BillChin's motion. :) The first moves of the game are of paramount importance. If you can gain an advantage early, this will usually carry you forward into the latter Ages of the game. The Quick Start Challenge is a great place to start.


    http://www.zachriel.com/

    (Glad you enjoyed the read, Amorphus. Keep at it! You came to the right place - Civfanatics .)
     

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