After a few problems getting registered, I'm finally able to post on the forum. so I've got a few questions to ask:
I've read quite a few posts about the importance of early expansion, getting new cities producing different things etc. Then, on another forum, about starting bonuses, people saying that the Mongols "barbarians join us" bonus is a terrible one. How is that possible? Doesn't it give you cities for a couple of battles with a warrior, rather than producing settlers, guarding them, moving them etc?
Is there any way to predict/make an educated guess what kind of great person you'll get? Is it influenced by how much science/gold/culture etc you're producing or totally random?
Is the choice of technologies you get for discovering Atlantis random? Will it be from the possible technologies that you could research at that point? Does it give you a certain number of technologies, or a certain number of research points' worth of technologies (ie will it always give you 3, or could it give you 5 low scoring ones or just 1 high scoring one)
Usually you get unit upgrades for winning 3 and 6 battles or defeating a superior unit or an upgraded unit. Is there a limit to the number of upgrades a unit can have? If it wins enough battles, could it get all the upgrades and a great general?
On the XBox, I won with the English as my 16th Civilization and I've got all the achievements for the individual civilizations, but not the "winning with all civilizations" award, any idea why not?
Sorry about all the questions in one thread, but I've been looking at the boards, not being able to post for a wee while and I've had loads of questions to ask!
Thanks for reading,