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Re: [Strat - PC] Civilization 5

Postby TheChrisD on Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:34 pm

Binerexis wrote:I keep getting bored with my games around the Industrial Era..... Any advice?

Go to war?
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Re: [Strat - PC] Civilization 5

Postby Logic3 on Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:53 am

TheChrisD wrote:Go to war?


Thats exactly what i did! I was bored of being "civil" and creating new cities, so as soon as the Modern Era popped up, all hell unfolded
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Re: [Strat - PC] Civilization 5

Postby Binerexis on Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:56 am

I would go to war but I'm currently in the process of losing the vast amounts of money I gained during a golden age.
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Re: [Strat - PC] Civilization 5

Postby TheChrisD on Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:09 pm

Binerexis wrote:I would go to war but I'm currently in the process of losing the vast amounts of money I gained during a golden age.

Trading Posts tbh.
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Re: [Strat - PC] Civilization 5

Postby GazNET on Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:50 pm

I've managed to resist purchasing the game thus far.

Question: Should I buy Civilization 5? I'm still having a tremendous amount of fun playing Civilization 4. I've read all your posts and it doesn't sound like I'm missing much to be honest...
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Re: [Strat - PC] Civilization 5

Postby Flawless on Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:57 pm

I'm actually finding it a lot different to Civ4, not a completely different game but enough to warrant the purchase for me.
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Re: [Strat - PC] Civilization 5

Postby -IT- on Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:00 pm

Binerexis wrote:I would go to war but I'm currently in the process of losing the vast amounts of money I gained during a golden age.


The flux of income can be annoying: (turn n) +150 yay (turn n+1) -50 the fuck! Can get quite frustrating to keep track of all the cash.


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Re: [Strat - PC] Civilization 5

Postby LuckyNV on Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:56 pm

+150 sounds like you were in a Golden Age, then next turn it ended, then after that who knows, maybe you ordered in 4-6 extra units and high maintenance buildings or whatever.

Currently I don't like the current system fopr unit maintenance, it appears its just every 2 units = increase, value of the unit doesn't matter either.

btw, I hope you guys are not automating your workers, they'll absolutely slaughter your economy, also do not use default for governor, you will need to manually select what you want most of the time, be it extra money, grow your pop (or even prevent growth!) or quickly build something important.
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Re: [Strat - PC] Civilization 5

Postby Flare on Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:01 am

Well after a few more plays I am finding the combat to be more intresting than in Civ IV, the inability to stack units changes a lot of dynamics... as does the way the cities can bombard enemies instead of the default ' no unit in that city, too bad ' issue you had in Civ IV, you got to beat the cities down before you can claim it.

It is easier to maintain your lands as the border growth isnt so insane, so its relatively easy to keep up with the need to improve your lands without resorting to automating the task.

Last game I had , had Germany going to war with Dublin right next to my borders... and as I didnt fancy having Germany control a city state right on my border I waited till Germany had commited a sizable force to taking Dublin , then I backstabbed him... rolled in warriors to break his catapults, rained arrows onto his warriors.
A few short turns later and his mighty assault force was reduced to some archers cowering in Dublins nearby mines while my archers where able to target them at leisure, Bismark was really generous in his offer of peace... gold flowed, he opened his borders, a tribute of gold was tossed in and he made peace with Dublin as well.

... I used the gold he offered to buy up tiles near his borders :twisted:
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Re: [Strat - PC] Civilization 5

Postby LuckyNV on Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:39 am

Yea the AI currently isn't very smart, the higher difficulty levels doesn't improve the AI by much, it mostly tweaks variables to make the game tougher (less happiness, resource multiplier to the AI etc...)
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Re: [Strat - PC] Civilization 5

Postby Logic3 on Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:29 am

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Re: [Strat - PC] Civilization 5

Postby JCerius on Sat Oct 02, 2010 6:08 pm

So I finally joined France in a war against the Russians, we took over a few of her cities in Africa and i got Moscow... then out of nowhere France stabbed me in the back and basically the rest of the world declared war on me... my army just wasn't big enough, schoolboy error. Just quit the game because there's only one way it was going lol :(
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Re: [Strat - PC] Civilization 5

Postby Flawless on Sat Oct 02, 2010 6:39 pm

Giant death robot stomps over puny soldiers!
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Re: [Strat - PC] Civilization 5

Postby Elghanz on Sat Oct 02, 2010 10:13 pm

Been playing this with a friend for the past couple of days, it's awesome but don't you think it's a bit OP when you're on the same team sharing research? We dominated the whole map by 1930ish and had mechanised infantry way before that.

Haven't been able to hit the future research yet. I think next time we play we may just not be on a team, but share resources/ally etc.


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Re: [Strat - PC] Civilization 5

Postby Binerexis on Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:08 pm

So I've noticed a few more people playing this recently and thought this would interest everyone:


http://multiplayerrobot.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQNczFe5Icc
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Re: [Strat - PC] Civilization 5

Postby Seven. on Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:27 pm

Bought it and addicted!

Just.. one.. more.. turn!
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Re: [Strat - PC] Civilization 5

Postby Wizav on Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:48 am

No Quitters group on steam is solid if you want some good MP games. http://steamcommunity.com/groups/NO_QUITTERS

Only downside is that mp games take quite a long time to finish but on the flip side all trolls , leavers and other idiots are banned from the group so the games are always top notch.


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Re: [Strat - PC] Civilization 5

Postby Binerexis on Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:15 pm

Ooooo, interesting!

Out of curiosity, how is it handled if someone needs to dash off? Is it done through the Multiplayer Robot?
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Re: [Strat - PC] Civilization 5

Postby Wizav on Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:25 am

No games are played live inside Civ5 and everyone takes there turn at the same time.

People will usually wait if your only gone for 10-30 mins but if your gone hours the game just continues if its past turn 60 or so, otherwise it just gets scrapped.


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Re: [Strat - PC] Civilization 5

Postby Binerexis on Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:02 pm

I think I'd be more compelled to play with them if I was willing to sit down with a block of 8+ hours to spare in a day.
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