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Hello! + questions
Posted by: boogafreak ()
Date: July 23, 2008 04:36PM

Hi! (especially to the generous knowledge provider who will answer my questions..)

I'm a veteran strategy player (RTS and turn-based as civ1,2,3.. I'm a rookie in 4..), so it won't be so hard explaining me..
Great game you got here!!!!
I played my first game vs 5 more AI, and it was.... easy, but self explaining (after reading the not so accurate manual..)

My questions:

1. How big can a city get? I got to 15 with my capital, and it seems I can generally build farms forever..

2. How many diplomats can I buy in 1 turn?? is this not capped by some number?
2a. More importantly, how come I can buy (easily) 30 or 50 diplomats, and still the city is not devoted? Is the city devoted, but it will happen 2 turns after capture??

3. It was hinted in the manual that building a fortification helps with infulence.. does it?? or does it help vs rebelion in some way??
3a. Same question about troops - I understand they DO help prevent rebel (how many I'll learn from experience I guess?) but do they also help influence? (control level..)

4. What is the formula or parameters for prestige level ??

5. it was written that if I put a territory on recruit or tax I get -1 influence a turn... It doesn't seem to ever go down when I leave 1 soldier in the territory... what's goin' on??


*** Also, my game never reached it's end (yes I was very much winning :) ) because of some disconnection from server....
I don't feel bad.. I went and checked my router logs - nothing.. went to the event viewer, and yep, there it was - 3 MSN messanger events : numbered 704, 103 and 101 in that order within a second.
MSN was trying to online defragment some file, and then "the database engine stopped".. so did my game!
Conclusion - don't use MSN while playing ;)

Whichever I choose it amounts to the same - absolutely nothing.

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Re: Hello! + questions
Posted by: Paars ()
Date: July 24, 2008 12:23AM

boogafreak Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Hi! (especially to the generous knowledge provider
> who will answer my questions..)
>
> I'm a veteran strategy player (RTS and turn-based
> as civ1,2,3.. I'm a rookie in 4..), so it won't be
> so hard explaining me..
> Great game you got here!!!!
> I played my first game vs 5 more AI, and it
> was.... easy, but self explaining (after reading
> the not so accurate manual..)
>
> My questions:
>
> 1. How big can a city get? I got to 15 with my
> capital, and it seems I can generally build farms
> forever..
>
> 2. How many diplomats can I buy in 1 turn?? is
> this not capped by some number?
> 2a. More importantly, how come I can buy (easily)
> 30 or 50 diplomats, and still the city is not
> devoted? Is the city devoted, but it will happen 2
> turns after capture??
>
> 3. It was hinted in the manual that building a
> fortification helps with infulence.. does it?? or
> does it help vs rebelion in some way??
> 3a. Same question about troops - I understand they
> DO help prevent rebel (how many I'll learn from
> experience I guess?) but do they also help
> influence? (control level..)
>
> 4. What is the formula or parameters for prestige
> level ??
>
> 5. it was written that if I put a territory on
> recruit or tax I get -1 influence a turn... It
> doesn't seem to ever go down when I leave 1
> soldier in the territory... what's goin' on??
>
>
> *** Also, my game never reached it's end (yes I
> was very much winning :) ) because of some
> disconnection from server....
> I don't feel bad.. I went and checked my router
> logs - nothing.. went to the event viewer, and
> yep, there it was - 3 MSN messanger events :
> numbered 704, 103 and 101 in that order within a
> second.
> MSN was trying to online defragment some file, and
> then "the database engine stopped".. so did my
> game!
> Conclusion - don't use MSN while playing ;)



1: A city can grow forever but it will take longer and longer.
2: There's no limit to buying amount of diplomats but buying 100 1 turn doesnt make it devoted. Strangely enough. It just takes a few turns of building diplomats or waiting for becoming devoted.
3: I doubt this is true, however, fortification does lower rebellion rate.(and increases amount of soldiers you can buy) Same thing with soldiers. They just lower rebellion rate not increase influence.
4: ?
5: This is probably true, because: first turn in capital you can create 4 soldiers, the next one 3 only.
But usually when you have more advanced countries next to each other this doesnt happen anymore because they are all influencing each other.

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Re: Hello! + questions
Posted by: boogafreak ()
Date: July 24, 2008 02:05AM

Thank u paars!

About question 5 I guess cultural power influencing neighbouring teritories are the factor leaving the city totally devoted although there is a -1..

About 4.. if it wasn't understood, there is a stage where u become a "count".. when?? then a "Duke". When? and so on...

"great game
Uga booga
I'll kill 'em!
I'll do ya!"
(New creative song)

Whichever I choose it amounts to the same - absolutely nothing.

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Re: Hello! + questions
Posted by: LikeNoOthers ()
Date: July 30, 2008 12:51PM

Count, duke and that, dont really do anything?.. But its when your score reaches 700.. 1000.. 2000 etc.. Cant remember what u gets when

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Re: Hello! + questions
Posted by: boogafreak ()
Date: July 30, 2008 01:16PM

"Count, duke and that, dont really do anything?.. "

They do, not on production, but on cultural power to affect neighboring territories influence - TRUE IF the territory has over 160 cultural power which is somehow calculated.. :)

Whichever I choose it amounts to the same - absolutely nothing.

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Re: Hello! + questions
Posted by: Estes ()
Date: February 21, 2010 10:53AM

Ny gold is not increasing,, WHAT'S THE KEY/

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