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Re: Let's Play FreeCiv Videos | 32 Nation Large World Map

Postby Nook » Tue Aug 18, 2015 5:05 am

sveinung wrote:Hint: A player that lose his capital risks civil war (given that certain conditions are true).

Ahh, very cool. I'm assuming a bigger empire with more distant cities is more likely to split?

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Re: Let's Play FreeCiv Videos | 32 Nation Large World Map

Postby Caedo » Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:22 am

Nook wrote:
sveinung wrote:Hint: A player that lose his capital risks civil war (given that certain conditions are true).

Ahh, very cool. I'm assuming a bigger empire with more distant cities is more likely to split?

An empire needs a certain number of cities for a civil war to be possible (server setting 'civilwarsize', unless that changed), but other than that, the chance of a civil war is only determined by form of government and by rioting and celebrating cities. The distance between cities doesn't change anything AFAIK.

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Postby sveinung » Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:17 pm

Hint: A railroad will increase a tile's shield production. I think it was by 50%. You can upgrade a road to a railroad. Units move really fast on a railroad.

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Postby sveinung » Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:09 pm

Hint: You will only get ransom for a barbarian leader if he is alone at his tile. Only land units and helicopters can collect ransom for a barbarian leader.

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Postby sveinung » Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:11 pm

Hint: A trade route to a small foreign city may be worse than a trade route to a huge domestic city. Foreign trade routes will only double the revenue. A domestic trade route will give you trade revenue from both ends of the trade route.

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Re: Let's Play FreeCiv Videos | 32 Nation Large World Map

Postby sveinung » Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:13 pm

Hint: You can move your capital by building a new Palace in another city.

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Postby sveinung » Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:14 pm

Hint: An airport allows airlift to another city with an airport. I think the limit is one unit per turn. Supi needs one. South America needs one.

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Postby sveinung » Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:14 pm

Hint: The discovery of Railroad reduced your one time trade route bonus. Flight reduced it again. Don't be fooled. What you should care about is the per turn income.

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Postby sveinung » Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:15 pm

Hint: You can upgrade your Worker units.

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Re: Let's Play FreeCiv Videos | 32 Nation Large World Map

Postby sveinung » Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:27 pm

Suggestion: Take some turns to consolidate your empire.

Don't do it yet. You have to prepare. Take South America while you are preparing.

Prepare for the consolidation by building Freights and establishing trade routes. (You don't have to do it exclusively) An airport in South America and another one in Supi would make trade routes to Supi easy. It would also allow sending Freigh units from South America to a Transport in Supi.

Trade route to another island = 2x income. Trade route to a far away city = high income. Trade route to a foreign city (2x) on another island (2x) = 4x income. So trade routes from South America to the foreign cities next to Supi should be lucrative (unless they are small).

Another part of the preparation is to make sure your cities can produce more food than they consume. (See Harbor, Supermarket, etc) 1 surplus per turn is enough.

The final preparation is to move your units inside your borders. This avoids unhappiness.

Start the consolidation by turning you Luxury rate up to 40%. No units (except Freight, their transports and spies) should be outside of your borders. This should make your people extremely happy. Happy enough to celebrate. Make sure that your cities produce more food than they consume. Focus on building Freights (to get more trade routes) and Engineers (to improve the land and clean up the pollution). If a significant number of your cities size 3 or above doesn't grow within 3 turns you should increase the luxury rate, make sure that they have trade routes/happiness buildings or check again that they have enough food.

End the consolidation once your cities have reached their current population limit (Aqueduct, Sewer system) or are are large enough to have the production and income and science you wish.