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Civilizations tips

08-12-2009, 11:45 AM
#1
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Civilizations tips

Hey ok so with the recent release of civilizations and the lite version I decided to pick it up as all my friends love the game but with th tut I'm still very lost. Can you guys that know the game explain some small factors or share some tips and methods? Thanks
08-12-2009, 11:49 AM
#2
I dont have it for ipod but i do for 360 and its the same game. And i have played it loads. So what do you need to know??

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08-12-2009, 11:50 AM
#3
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Sorry I can't help you too much because I haven't played it much yet.

But this thread should probably go in the game discussion section?

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08-12-2009, 11:51 AM
#4
Joined: May 2009
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Check out the forums on the CivRev website (official). There are a load of strategy guides and discussions there. http://www.civilizationrevolution.com/
08-12-2009, 11:59 AM
#5
Joined: Apr 2009
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this is probably in the wrong section, as mentioned above but anyways ..

strategy depends on how you want to win the game. military, cultural or economic. if you want to head down military route then build barracks and armies quickly. put all your science into military style techologies and attack weaker cities first. certain government types are more miltary based and others are economic.

generally tho, build your starting cities nearer water and preferably with some resources in the area. dont build cities on top of each other as they will only split the available boundries and reduce the growth. build roads to as many cities as possible and trade with enemy cities using caravans, really helps build up the coin early on.

its quite easy to get a culutral victory with about 5 or 6 cities only.

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08-12-2009, 12:28 PM
#6
Joined: Dec 2008
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Thanks for the replies. I asked here because I was curious specifically for iPhone. And a for those tips, how can u tell why cities are weak or not? Also u know the western city things that u move and start a new city? Can u put thos on boats? And I also see things like fish on the grouse but how do I pick them up? And atm I've been making friends with all the cities?
08-12-2009, 12:33 PM
#7
Joined: Jul 2009
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Might as well turn this into a civ rev help thread. Anybody know what roads are used for, I built quite a few, but don't see how to use them, or what they do.
08-12-2009, 12:47 PM
#8
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Originally Posted by lghtnsurf View Post
Thanks for the replies. I asked here because I was curious specifically for iPhone. And a for those tips, how can u tell why cities are weak or not? Also u know the western city things that u move and start a new city? Can u put thos on boats? And I also see things like fish on the grouse but how do I pick them up? And atm I've been making friends with all the cities?
1. Im presuming you mean other cities for this one. Basically you cant tell what units are in there but you can look at its level and the higher levels always have better units to defend them. So youll need better units to capture it

2. Im presuming for this you mean settlers as i dont know what "western city things" are. Yes you can put those on boats as they are just another unit. But if an emeny unit walks on it the settler gets captured.

3. The fish, cows, whale are all to do with technologies. If you have the right technology researched youll be able to access these for bonus. To use them they have to be inside the cities boundary. So once you have the right one researched you should build cities close to them.

4. I usually make friends with all guys straight away and attack when it suits. Its easier. Also as you get richer and better in various ways your friends will turn on you and demand stuff from you. So be careful of this.

A few tips now:

- You can bribe your allies to attack other Civs.
- An archer army is the best defense for any city so get it fast.
- Build roads as they are useful

just saw the above post about roads. Basically a road from city to city is equal to only one move. So you can move a lot of spaces in one go rather than slowly going from space to space.

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08-12-2009, 12:54 PM
#9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by brypan View Post
Might as well turn this into a civ rev help thread. Anybody know what roads are used for, I built quite a few, but don't see how to use them, or what they do.
To connect all your cities, for better infrastructure. Plus it reduces movement costs.
08-12-2009, 12:56 PM
#10
Joined: Jul 2009
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Quote:
Originally Posted by walsh06 View Post
just saw the above post about roads. Basically a road from city to city is equal to only one move. So you can move a lot of spaces in one go rather than slowly going from space to space.
Thanks for answering me, but how would I do this, I have tried, but can't seem to do it. Would I just place the unit on the road, and set the destination for anywhere on the road?