As CivWorld opens up to new players, we want to offer some guides to help sort through the many details of the game. While the game offers a nice tutorial, the big picture can be a bit elusive until you play through an entire game. To kick things off, we want to focus on exactly how to win.
One thing that makes CivWorld unique is that you can actually win the game. This can be done as a civilization and as an individual. We’ll get to personal victories below, but for now, let’s focus on winning as a civilization.
Any player can found a new civilization as long as one is available in the game. These can grown as other players join, but they can never exceed 20% of the total players in the game. At that point, the civilization is closed to new players. Civilizations can also strategize their membership by voting to close and open borders in the game.
Civilizations compete to win eras and there are 21in the game. Each half of an era has its own winning conditions and some bring bonuses and limitations. For example, one era may increase culture production while another decreases gold production. All players in the game experience these changes equally, which adds to the need to know what to expect in each era.
Eras can be won by meeting one of four different winning conditions. These conditions are:
Domination – Domination victories are achieved by winning in battle against a rival civilization. You can’t just win against anyone as the size of the civilization is determined by the game. For example, an early winning condition could require defeating a civilization that hosted 10% of the game’s players, but subsequent domination victories could require a larger civilization with 20% of the game’s players.
Winning with a singular focus is tough and the game’s dynamic winning conditions forces diversity in strategy and style. Say a civilization wins with an economic victory. The next set of winning conditions will increase the amount of gold needed for the next victory, but the domination, culture and science victories may stay the same. Each subsequent win in a category will scale that category and not the others. So, the amount of gold you would need for successive economic victories could get very high while a culture victory remains low hanging fruit.
Planning with your civilization and checking in for each era is key. It’s important to learn how to spot that optimal winning condition and rework your resource production to meet it in concert with your team. Thank goodness for a good chat log
Fame points reward the most active CivWorld players as well as the players who are the biggest benefit to their civilizations. Randomly chasing personal Fame could distract you from the game’s bigger goals, and it’s important to keep in mind that your civilization’s success is the ultimate benefit to your Fame. Find the Fame rewards that match your civilization’s current goals and pursue those to optimize your personal and collective success.
While it’s easy to play, CivWorld is a complex game compared to most Facebook entries. As we dig deeper, we’ll check in with more guides to illuminate the experience. In the meantime, share the tips and tricks you’re learning in the game.CivWorld Cheats: 10 Tips For Success
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