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Title: CIvillization 6 looking for some Veteran tips!
Post by: Tactical Wargamer on November 06, 2017, 03:57:39 PM
So a veteran of all the Civ's but a newbie to 6. Any tips?

What cultures are the best for domination games?

Usually, play Pangea maps - standard size with heavy on the neutrals. Any suggestions? What are some of your first moves?

Thanks, guys.....
Title: Re: CIvillization 6 looking for some Veteran tips!
Post by: MetalDog on November 06, 2017, 06:14:54 PM
Ditch that Civ 6 crap and go back to Civ 4.  Greatest game EVAH!
Title: Re: CIvillization 6 looking for some Veteran tips!
Post by: bbmike on November 06, 2017, 06:38:15 PM
^  ::)
Title: Re: CIvillization 6 looking for some Veteran tips!
Post by: MetalDog on November 06, 2017, 09:11:40 PM
Sorry, Tactical Wargamer.  I kinda had to do it.  Not that I'm any good at it after the tens of thousands of hours I have put into it, but, that's what everyone around here knows me for, Civ 4.  I haven't played either of the follow up iterations, 5 or 6, so I can't answer the OP.  Sorry for hijacking your thread.
Title: Re: CIvillization 6 looking for some Veteran tips!
Post by: SirAndrewD on November 06, 2017, 09:58:53 PM
Very hard to mess up in Civ 6. 

Make sure you pay attention to where you're placing your districts.  You should always place one where you get an adjacency bonus, and you'll see that bonus in the UI.

Unlike Civ 5 it's fine to try to do a bit of city spam in the early game.  Don't put your cities too close to each other though, the cities need room to grow and build districts. 

Pay attention to what it takes to get a Great Prophet early.  You'll want to build a shrine near a good high faith area like a lake or forest.   Getting an early pantheon so you can found a religion is a very strong long term bonus for your civ, even if you're not going for a religious victory. 

I honestly wouldn't worry about putting TOO much into military in the early game.  The AI is virtually intept at sending a significant military force at you, even if it is massively more powerful than you are.  You'll be fine getting just a few solid defensive troops to jam choke points. 

Really, best thing to do is just put your foot on the gas and go.  You'll have to have a tough start on a high difficulty to be in real trouble.  You should smoothly sail to whatever victory condition you want if you're at all a veteran of any prior civ. 

Russia and Germany are so strong as to be almost broken if you want a strong first play through where you'll wreck people. 

Best advice I can give is to poke around on some of the mods after your first play through.  MOAR units is really fun and balanced.  Expanded religions and Real Great People are solid too.  The Community Quick User Interface is SO superior to the vanilla UI that I can't play without it. 

Anyway, Civ 6 is very fun and not difficult to master.  You will build a Civilization that stands the test of time I'm sure.
Title: Re: CIvillization 6 looking for some Veteran tips!
Post by: Gusington on November 07, 2017, 07:03:11 AM
^You sounded like Liam Neeson just then.
Title: Re: CIvillization 6 looking for some Veteran tips!
Post by: solops on November 07, 2017, 08:54:36 AM
Ditch that Civ 6 crap and go back to Civ 4.  Greatest game EVAH!

+1. Civ6 is, alas, brain-dead. Civ 4 is the best of the series. Use the Caveman-to-Cosmos mod. I own them ALL, back to Civ-1...and all of the expansions. Civ 1, 2, 3 and 4 were all good. Civ 5 and 6 are busts. There is still hope for 6, but the AI is just aweful. It is still fun until you learn the system, though. It just does not have any replay value once you have learned it. I STILL play Civ4. Great game.
Title: Re: CIvillization 6 looking for some Veteran tips!
Post by: SirAndrewD on November 07, 2017, 12:19:18 PM
^You sounded like Liam Neeson just then.

I have a very particular set of skills.
Title: Re: CIvillization 6 looking for some Veteran tips!
Post by: Gusington on November 07, 2017, 12:19:48 PM
Quite.
Title: Re: CIvillization 6 looking for some Veteran tips!
Post by: SirAndrewD on November 07, 2017, 05:13:46 PM
Oh!  Almost forgot.  Unless you want to win a points victory, make sure you always set up an advanced game and turn off the time limits.  First couple of runs I did I forgot to do that and felt rushed near the end (I always play on Marathon).
Title: Re: CIvillization 6 looking for some Veteran tips!
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 15, 2018, 08:40:11 PM
Typo affecting AI behavior


https://www.pcgamer.com/typos-in-a-civilization-6-data-file-are-messing-with-the-ais-priorities/
Title: Re: CIvillization 6 looking for some Veteran tips!
Post by: Barthheart on March 15, 2018, 08:55:29 PM
Interesting....
Title: Re: CIvillization 6 looking for some Veteran tips!
Post by: bbmike on March 16, 2018, 07:15:37 AM
Very. That might explain my recent Space Race victory.  :-[