Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Coal. Coal is essential to building your railroads. Once you have researched Steam Power, it will appear on the map. If you don't have any in your territory, but a neighbor close by does, either begin diplomacy, or begin building an army!
|While Bismarck is one of the German Leaders, who is the other?||Civilization IV
Frederick. They shied away from Hitler, as you can imagine. Frederick was a Holy Roman Emperor and German King from 1155 to 1190.
|The first person to research Divine Right founds which religion?||Civilization IV
Islam. Again, there are religions. The creators say that one of the reasons that they put religion in the game is to create "what if" situations. Like, "what if the United States founds Islam?", or "Germany converts to Judaism."
|How many hospitals do you need to build the Red Cross on a normal map?||Civilization IV
Six. The Red Cross gives a free Medic I promotion to all units built in the city. We haven't talked about promotions, but if you plan to be the warring type, and who isn't, then Medic I is a good thing to have.
|The first person to discover which technology receives a free technology?||Civilization IV
Liberalism. The cycle of changes keeps turning. In "Civilization III", Scientific Method allowed you to build the Theory of Evolution Wonder, which gave you not one but two free technologies. Now it just makes the Great Library obsolete. It is Liberalism that gives a free technology.
Scientific Method. Since they changed the Great Library, they changed what makes it obsolete. Now it's the Scientific Method, not Education.
Buddhism. Oh, there are religions in "Civilization IV", but don't worry, none are the "right" ones. They are there to simply add a more accurate perspective on how civilizations have worked. If all of your people belong to your state religion, they all work harder. If you are a different religion from your neighbor, they will try to convert you by sending missionaries, or soldiers!
|The first person to build "The Oracle" receives which bonus?||Civilization IV
One Free Technology. The Oracle used to be one of my favorite wonders to build in older "Civilization" games, because it gave you a temple in every city on the continent. Now it gives you one technology, which is still good, don't get me wrong, it is just that now you have to build a temple in every city.
Washington and Roosevelt. Eight of the Civilizations now let you pick between two leaders, each with their own unique abilities. Washington is financial and organized, while Roosevelt is industrious and organized. I am a personal fan of Gandhi, spiritual and industrious.
|If you want to trade technologies you, or the person with whom you are trading, need which technology first?||Civilization IV
Alphabet. If you can't write, how would you share it with them? You must have at least the Alphabet to trade technologies with others. It can be a little frustrating, because it takes a little bit of time to get to Alphabet, but it stops the computer from trading with itself as well.
|Being the first to build "The Pyramids" gives you what bonus?||Civilization IV
Enables all government civics. This is one of the first differences that you will notice in "Civilization IV". Whereas in previous games "The Pyramid" always gave you granaries, with the introduction of government civics, they have changed the special bonus. This ability is very advantageous, I say always be the first to the Pyramid.
|There is a greater chance of intercepting ICBMs or Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles with the SDI Project. What is the increase of chance?||Sid Meier's Civilization IV
+75%. ICBMs are the most powerful weapons available in 'Civilization IV'. The building of these can be banned with the UN Non-Proliferation Treaty.
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8 turns. To trigger a 'Golden Age', you can either build the 'Taj Mahal' wonder or sacrifice two or more of your 'Great People'. The following is from the 'Civilization IV' manual that accompanies the game:
"During a Golden Age, your civilisation greatly increases its output of production and commerce, meaning faster build times and increased commerce."
Democracy. Universal Suffrage is the right for everybody to vote, the race, sex or beliefs of the person being irrelevant. In 'Civilization IV', 'Liberalism' allows the 'Free Religion' and 'Free Speech' civics, whilst 'Civil Service' allows 'Bureaucracy'.
Red. A Christian Missionary spreads Christianity in a city. Christianity founded with the discovery of the 'Theology' technology.
Jaguar. Quecha is the unique unit for the Inca Civilization, the other two do not exist. Howevever, the Panther is a Barbarian animal unit.
Fishing and Agriculture. The American Empire has two possible leaders. These are Franklin Delano Roosevelt and George Washington.
Louis XIV. In the game, Louis XIV's leader traits are 'Creative' and 'Industrious'. His favourite civic is Hereditary Rule.
Yellow. The flag consists of a purple heiroglyph with a yellow background. In 'Civilization IV' the only playable ruler of the Egyptian Empire is Hatshepsut.
Organized. In real life, Asoka was the ruler of the Maurya Empire of South Asia from 273 BCE to 232 BCE. In Sanskrit, Asoka or 'Ashoka' means without sorrow.
|It is sometimes easy to forget that military strategy, offensive or defensive, is not only about the strength of your forces. One of the new "Beyond the Sword" wonders, the Statue of Zeus, has a strategic military advantage. What is it?||Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword
War weariness of enemy civilizations is doubled. Increasing the war weariness of your enemies gives you a tactical advantage, whether you are the aggressor or not. If you want to end a war, the enemy leader will be more receptive to peace talks. Otherwise, your enemy's productivity will suffer due to unhappiness.
|For players that have gone a-conquering or colonizing in distant lands, the cost of upkeep, not to mention the time spent to manage a huge number of cities, can become a big problem. What "Beyond the Sword" concept offers a possible solution?||Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword
Players can now split a city or group of cities off into a new civilization that is a vassal state to the original civilization. Both live players and Artificial Intelligence players have this ability. The colony becomes a standalone civilization that is managed by the Artificial Intelligence, complete with the appropriate unique units, buildings, and leader. They are automatically created as a vassal state to the parent civilization. Presumably, they remain as such until you attempt to raise taxes on tea.
|In an interesting twist, "Beyond the Sword" also offers a new way to win a surprise Diplomatic Victory early in the game, several centuries before it would have previously been possible via the UN. A civilization can build a specific wonder that is tied to their state religion, and other civilizations that are influenced by that religion can cast votes on various resolutions. What is the name of this wonder?||Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword
The Apostolic Palace. The Apostolic Palace in the real world is also known as the Palace of the Vatican. It is the official residence of the Pope. The Shwedagon Paya is an actual wonder introduced with "Beyond the Sword" that grants access to all of the religion civics. The Hagia Sophia is a wonder from the original "Civilization IV". The Grand Temple is not an actual wonder.
|Of course, to be a naval superpower, one must have cities on the coast. Coastal cities pose a problem, however, because they tend to suffer from low production due to a large number of water tiles. To counter this, "Beyond the Sword" introduced a new national wonder that gives one production per water tile to the city it was built in. What is the name of this national wonder?||Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword
Moai Statues. Because this is a National Wonder, it is available to all civilizations. Each civilization can only build it once, however, so it is important to choose the location carefully. In the real world, the Moai Statues are the huge stone figures most commonly associated with Easter Island.
|With "Beyond the Sword," building a powerful naval presence is more important than ever before. The Artificial Intelligence has received a major rework to its handling of naval operations, and the Dutch and Portuguese have come into play as potential naval superpowers. The Portuguese in particular have an early naval-unit advantage over other civilizations because of their unique unit. What is it?||Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword
Carrack - replaces Caravels, can transport any land-based unit type. The Carrack gives the Portuguese a heavy advantage; they can transport military units, settlers, and workers across ocean squares with a unit made available by Optics. All other civilizations must research Astronomy before gaining the ability to transport these units across the ocean. Ship of the Line and Privateer are new units, but they do not replace any units; they are available to all civilizations.
|You finally destroy your enemies, but now, another Civilization, Mali, is asking for a diplomatic agreement that is new to "Warlords". The Malinese leader, Mansa Musa, wants an agreement where you will become their master, and will automatically have access to the Malinese lands. You will also have to defend him if another Civilization declares war on him. This agreement will bring your Empire happiness, but will bring Mali unhappiness. What is this agreement called?||Civilization IV: Warlords
Vassal State Agreement. This new Diplomatic option is available with Feudalism. A 'Defensive Pact' is an agreement where to Civilizations agree to protect each other if another Civ declares war on one of them, and a 'Permanent Alliance' is an agreement wher two Civilizations become effectively one Empire with two leaders. A 'Protection Treaty' is something I made up.
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|After centuries of war, you finally gain the technology to fight back against your enemies. You can now train a Trireme. Which sort of military unit is a Trireme?||Civilization IV: Warlords
Naval. Triremes were a Mediterranean ship with three oars on either side, hence the 'Tri' part of the name. Together with the Siege unit, Trebuchet, the Trireme makes up one of the two new units available to all Civilizations with "Warlords".
|You're playing away, minding your own business, when another Civilization demands that you stop trading with your friends, the Chinese, who are in this game the bitter enemies of this certain empire. You refuse to cease your trade deals, and so this other Civilization declares war on you! Soon they flatten Baghdad, your fourth city, with their unique unit, the Gallic Warrior. Which is the other Civilization with which you are now at war?||Civilization IV: Warlords
Celts . The Celts are a new Civilization, with the leader Brennus (and Boudicca with "Beyond the Sword"). Their unique building is the Dun, replacing Walls.
|Your second city, Medina, has recently finished training a warrior, and the computer now recommends that you build a 'Madrassa'. This is a unique building, available only for the Arabian Empire. What building does it replace?||Civilization IV: Warlords
Library. Unique buildings are a new concept, introduced with "Warlords". These often have greater advantages than their normal counterparts. With "Warlords", Obelisks were swapped for Monuments, and the former became the Unique Building for Egypt, taking the place of the latter.
The building that replaces the Aqueduct is the Ottoman 'Hammam', the Chinese 'Pavillion' replaces the Theatre, and the University is replacd by the Korean 'Seowon'.
|You decide to go with an old favourite for your game, the Arabians. You have been playing for a while and have just researched a new technology. You are the first Civilization to do so, and a cutscene pops up on screen to show that you have founded a new religion in Mecca, your capital city! You also see that you can now construct a new building in one of your cities: 'The Temple of Artemis', a new World Wonder with "Warlords". Which tech have you just researched?||Civilization IV: Warlords
Polytheism. The Temple of Artemis, in real life located at Ephesus in Turkey when still in existance, is availble following the researching of Polytheism. The first to research this technology is also the founder of Hinduism.
|Next, you have a look at the Carthiginian Empire. Which famous historical figure is the leader of this Civilization?||Civilization IV: Warlords
Hannibal. Hannibal was a Carthiginian General, famous for his crossing of the Alps to get to the Romans with elephants. In the game, he has the 'Financial' leader trait, as well as the new 'Charismatic' trait. As with all Civilizations, the culture of carthage is reflected in its unique unit and building; the former is the 'Numidian Cavalry' unit, the Numidians being close trade allies of the Carthagininans, and the latter being a 'Cothon', a building that replaces the harbour, showing the fact that Carthage was a mighty Mediterranean port.