277 – Civ Lessons

277 – Civ Lessons

I much prefer the cultural victory, but it’s fun to make my spaceship too.

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  1. drmike says:

    I could never win at any of the Civs either, even with cheats. I wind up with one enemy unit armed with spears plowing through my forces and wiping everything out.

    I do fine with Alpha Centauri though. It’s rather strange…

  2. The One Guy says:

    That’s one of the great things about the Civilization games. Unlike other strategy games, they have good ways to allows you to win peacefully if you so choose.

  3. Christopher says:

    War does not determine who is right – only who is left. — Bertrand Russell

  4. Anonymous says:

    Just grab 6-8 decent cities, build them up (with some token defenders) until at least Rifling/Steel/Democracy, then use Universal Sufferage to rushbuy a massive army and roll over your nearest/biggest threat. Rinse/repeat! Works up to Emperor difficulty.

    Or, you know, just go Cultural, work the diplo game, and win that way.

    Space Race is tough at the higher difficulties. (Unless you destroy the other CIV’s racing towards it……)

  5. Skippy says:

    If you like Civ, I highly, HIGHLY recommend Galactic Civilizations II (or GalCiv2 as everyone calls it). Diplomacy actually works in a way that makes sense- and you can actually bring entire alliances with you to the battlefield. Or just bribe someone to pound your rivals into the dust. Whichever. It changes that quote to ‘The only winning move is to have all the other players beat the snot out of each other until none can stand against you’

  6. Anonymous says:

    I just win by score.

  7. Jojo, Master of the Universe says:

    While I agree that war is hard to win with war on noble or so, it’s actually easier to win a domination victory than science or culture when you step up to king or deity, in my experience.

  8. thumbtack says:

    i don’t know, i find being very aggressive early works wonders, i’ve held a whole civ back with just a warrior 🙂

  9. Strider says:

    I love the war victory. And the space victory. Of course just lost last night a space victory by 2 TURNS! (and could have won if I hadn’t accidentally put some key cities into turmoil at the wrong time.)

  10. littlebeast says:

    I never have had any trouble wiping the floor with computer players. The trouble I have is actually FINISHING the game once I’ve conquered half the world so each turn takes ten minutes.

    Everything into tech. Always.

  11. Adept Arcanist says:

    Also, don’t piss off Gandhi. His words are backed by nuclear weapons!