I've been ready to win via politics, and culture and gold and space..... But mass extermination is how I always finished it off
I would do stupid shit like blockade entire continents with Battleships every other square and refuse treaties that allowed other nations to cross my tiles then stage a massive invasion force to take over the entire continent in 2 to 3 turns
It would take like 15m per turn to move every unit lol
I fucking love Civ.....
* **La Venta wants Ebola!**
a few turns and a missionary purchase later...
* **You have successfully spread Ebola to La Venta**
Turns out you were Byzantium and got the rare benefit of spreading your religion faster AND wider, allowing you to eventually **PASSIVELY SPREAD EBOLA TO THE WORLD.**
In one of my many Civ5 games, my major adversary was France. They were technologically equal to me and they had spread over the entire continent of Africa. I was shooting for a peaceful victory, but they declared war on me (Russia) and attacked our common border near Poland.
When I was finished, their last city was on the island of Madagascar and every city they had in Africa I burnt to the ground. I then proceeded to let my siege and naval ships take turns battering the island city to milk XP. In time, it became an afterthought. It was just something I did every turn. For almost 200 years, the people of this last city were besieged. They watched Galleasses morph into Frigates, which morphed into Battleships, Missile Cruisers, etc. I imagined entire generations that were born and died only knowing one thing...every year, a new enemy ship would bombard them and blow their city to shit.
I eventually took the city and realized the rest of the civs were at least an era behind me in tech. My now elite rocket artillery and missile cruisers shredded city defenses in 1-2 turns. So much for a peaceful play through. lol
No. I also play it to nuke the hell out of Gandhi.
I always name my religion "Money" with the "o" replaced by the gold symbol. I also select "tithe" as my first belief.
You have to have Ebola to know da wae
Back in the 90s Saddam Hussein bitched about a weapons facility getting bombed. He claimed it was a baby food factory. To this day I always rename my cities to innocuous names like that. Puppy Farm, Unicorn Forest, Kindergarten, etc.
Sometimes I wish the text fields in Civ V were longer
I named my religion Racism just so I could see the notification that read, “Monaco wants Racism”