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Civ 5 anyone? [Oct. 26th, 2010|07:42 pm]
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So, what do you all think? I'm only on my second game and as in every Civ game, I struggle with gold. lol. it is different enough that I imagine I will play it awhile.

One question if anyone knows; in old civ games, you had to connect your resources with a road/rail. In Civ 5, you have to pay maintenance on every road/rail so do we still have to connect each tile with a resource? I can't quite tell. Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: rufushonkeriv
2010-10-27 06:46 am (UTC)
Looking forward to the replies - I haven't gotten Civ5 yet.
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[User Picture]From: redvard
2010-10-27 08:44 am (UTC)
Hi. In Civ5 you don't need anymore to connect each resource production point (i.g. mines, quarries, farms) with road. Since you just construct a mine/quarry/farm/etc., you get the respective resource. Nevertheless, it's still very important to connect each your city to your road/railroad network. Do you remember that you paid an inefficiency penalty with growing number of you cities in Civ4? Here, in Civ5 this role does paid road network. You also can address for more detailed info to Civ5 wiki page

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[User Picture]From: serenya_loreden
2010-10-27 07:43 pm (UTC)
You don't need to connect your resources (or even work them!) so long as they are in your culture and have been mined/quarried etc. Since you pay maintenance on your roads you'll want to be efficient laying them out -- and while it does pay to connect your cities to the capital if they are larger/producing income, it doesn't necessarily pay if they are smaller and far away. Remember too that while strategic resources are lmited (an iron mine might give you 2 units, or 6) luxury resources work the other way. The first one of a given resource is worth 5 happiness, additonal ones are only worth 1, so it is worth it to trade excess ones away. In my experience you are more happiness-limited than anything.
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