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by Kalil
Fri May 24, 2013 3:03 am
Forum: Strategy & Balance
Topic: do coal bonuses stack?
Replies: 33
Views: 10436

Re: do coal bonuses stack?

My reading of Coal is that you'll need to have towns dedicated to activating the coal symbiosis. This is not a huge burden (attaining 100 tech/wealth = 5 coal stacks), but it does mean you'll need to develop more than just your copper capital. The reason for this is that the bonus to copper is gener...
by Kalil
Fri May 24, 2013 2:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Observations/Frustrations
Replies: 13
Views: 5265

Re: Observations/Frustrations

I've found that danger is much more effective than awe in tempering greed. I definitely second this. Awe is harder to come by, in general, and also often doesn't help when you have big spikes (like the spike for placing a second quartz mine, or the spike for activating a new specialization, or the ...
by Kalil
Fri May 24, 2013 2:00 am
Forum: Strategy & Balance
Topic: Destroying the Mackerel
Replies: 13
Views: 6219

Destroying the Mackerel

We've seen several example now of insane scores by utilizing the Mackerel synergy (generally with Anglerfish). It's definitely strong, and has led Adriaan to write "That's it. I'm going to destroy the mackerel." I agree that mackerel are really strong - 5 range is kind of insane. But... The problem,...
by Kalil
Thu May 23, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: Strategy & Balance
Topic: Top Scores
Replies: 103
Views: 40177

Re: Top Scores

It's not very high (7153), but it's my first go at 120 minute. Learned a lot. Unlocked everything I'd wanted to. Ahenian: How did you get your desert ambassadors? Did you start with desert towns, then annihilate them and terraform to oc...
by Kalil
Wed May 22, 2013 6:29 am
Forum: Strategy & Balance
Topic: Helpful Tips and Tricks
Replies: 27
Views: 19045

Re: Helpful Tips and Tricks

The world is 100 'tiles' around. A village takes 4 tiles. A full-sized ocean is 9 tiles. A full-sized forest/swamp is 13 tiles. A full-sized mountain is 5 tiles, and can produce up to 14 tiles of desert on each side. Also: a town created on one type of terrain, switched over to another, gives ambass...