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Re: Builds

March 31 2004 at 12:34 PM
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Thanx a lot for your detailed answer. In a game as complex as civ, flexible and versatile strategies sure must be superior to dogmatic ones.
There are two fundamental points from which my dogmatism may originate and I would be interested in your opinion.

1. I build temples mainly to get that first expansion, so I can work all my tiles. This makes city placement more flexible, I can pull in valuable tiles from a distance. I somehow must be overrating this argument.

2. This is the crucial one. Since my early civ1, civ2 days, I like to develop the population of my cities as evenly as possible. Because then luxury % does not waste commerce, but gives roughly equal benefit everywhere. So I actually like to build granaries (which I seldom do anyway) in low-food cities. For example, if my capital has 4-5 extra food, I do not even build a granary. If it only has 2-3, I build it. In other cities I almost never build granary.

Is it a crucial mistake, now I start thinking... Maybe (at least some of) the settlers CAN be built in a secondary town, or the workers CAN be built in a specialized city, rather than one in each city... Hmmm... I definitely have to try.

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  1. Ah - Charis on Mar 31, 2004, 8:27 PM
    1. Do You Remember? - Sirian on Apr 1, 2004, 3:20 AM
      1. Oh yes - Charis on Apr 1, 2004, 6:00 AM
    2. Hrm... - Ozymandous on Apr 1, 2004, 4:18 AM
      1. Not going there - Charis on Apr 1, 2004, 5:51 AM
        1. "There" is Relevant to the Epics - Sirian on Apr 1, 2004, 5:15 PM
          1. Relevance? - Caesar_Augustus on Apr 1, 2004, 5:33 PM
            1. I suspect it's bigger than that - Griselda on Apr 1, 2004, 10:49 PM
            2. Reply - Sirian on Apr 2, 2004, 1:21 AM
              1. Sadly... - Ozymandous on Apr 5, 2004, 9:19 AM
                1. The Goal - Sirian on Apr 5, 2004, 10:34 AM
                  1. The thought behind it. - Rik Meleet on Apr 9, 2004, 5:29 AM
          2. Still not going there - Charis on Apr 1, 2004, 11:50 PM
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