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Topic Subject:One Hidden Reason for British Being UP
posted 04-11-06 03:10 PM EDT (US)         
one of the biggest problem with any british stratagy is starting crates being different.

you may have:

300 wood or 200 wood
100 gold or no gold
200 food or 100 food
4 crates or 5 crates.

obviously, 300 wood + 200 food is the best , you can get unstopped vils production, and you can build 2 houses, or build a TP first. this setup gives british a very fast and versitle start.

in contrast, 200 wood + 100 food + 100 gold is clearly the worst. you have 100 gold which will not be of any use for another 5 minutes, you will have 50 wood left over which you cant do much with for 2 minutes or so, and if you choose to build a manor house asap, you will expereince some TC idle time after first vil is made. if you get this setup, you will have to work more than twice as hard to get the same effect as the former, most of the time it is impossible.

considering british is one of the worst civs right now, I would like to ask ES give them fixed 300 wood start, or 7 vils + fixed 200 wood start.

NOTE: I know the different starting crate effect is present with all civs, but no other civ receives such a strong impact.

posted 04-11-06 03:28 PM EDT (US)     1 / 7       
Yes I agree completely, When I get the 200 food 300 wood combo its a good start as you have a possible 4 villies to start with.

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posted 04-11-06 05:36 PM EDT (US)     2 / 7       
i hate getting the 100 gold crate (as any civ)
because it has no use early except for market upgrades.

except for dutch obviously

[This message has been edited by KingSteve3721 (edited 04-11-2006 @ 05:36 PM).]

posted 04-11-06 07:07 PM EDT (US)     3 / 7       
I can't stand 200 wood. All you can do with it is build a house. At least with 300 wood you can build 2 houses or a house, market, and potentially get the hunting dogs upgrade depending on the gold crates you get.

200 wood crates are bad.

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posted 04-11-06 10:03 PM EDT (US)     4 / 7       
I strongly agree. Getting a tough wood start is devastating to a Brit. I didn't notice it at first, but now I wince every time I catch 200 wood.

[This message has been edited by Beatnik Joe (edited 04-11-2006 @ 10:04 PM).]

posted 04-12-06 01:50 AM EDT (US)     5 / 7       
Yer the whole random starting crates thing is flawed. I can see why it is included, so that people have to adapt every game sort of, but if one player gets awesome starting crates and the other gets totally crap ones then straight off puts one player on the back foot that could make the difference between winning and losing in a tight game.

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posted 04-12-06 02:39 PM EDT (US)     6 / 7       
having a good starting crates really gives u an early boost at the beginning of a game
posted 04-13-06 03:48 PM EDT (US)     7 / 7       
1.06 has arrived!!

god bless your enemy when you get 300 wood + 300 food!!!

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