View Full Version : So..... what is your planned power triangle?
12-01-2008, 10:31 AM
What I mean with power triangle is the three cities you built to become a power in NO, I'll start with mine:
Because I started with leather, I planned for the military power triangle, with a leather city, a bronze city(done), and a cedar city(soon)
some of the triangles I can think of
Beauty Triangle (kohl, oil, henna)
Jewelry craftsman Triangle (emerald, gold, cedar)
Natural resource Triangle (a city specialized in wheat, a city specialized in reeds and a city specialized in clay)
Jack of all trade Triangle (henna, gold or emerald, bronze or leather)
12-01-2008, 10:36 AM
I can't decide whether I want to build a gold city, or a bronze city, on the one hand, gold is always in high demand, on the other, there is the fact that military is coming soon, so I don't really know which one I should do...:confused:
12-01-2008, 11:09 AM
I've got Kohl, and Cedar. I'm planning on Gold for my 3rd City.
12-01-2008, 11:11 AM
i got cedar and bronze, so guess leather would make sense. Am kinda undecided which is why ive not built it yet. Both cities lvl 11 tomorrow though so guess ill have to decide..
12-01-2008, 11:16 AM
I started on leather.
For my second city, I chose gold 14 spaces south -- so I can get jewelry easily and have a new market.
For my 3rd city, I chose a bronze plot in my first nome -- to have access to a 2nd military resource, easy sculptures production, easier/faster/hassle-free growth, and fast access to bronze/leather in two of my cities.
My 2nd city imports pottery, leather, bronze, sculptures, and perfume from my first city and exports cosmetics, gold, baskets, and bread to my 1st/3rd cities. I trade for the emeralds, henna, oil, and kohl I need in return for leather, bronze, and gold.
I'm currently planning to go on emeralds for my 4th city, in order to be completely self-sufficient, and then cedar to complete the military triangle.
As for specializations, I guess I didn't really make very good choices at the start -- for my 1st and 2nd cities. I choose reeds for my 1st city, cosmetics (and later switched to gold) in my 2nd city, and in my 3rd city I decided to put it all on bronze. The 8000 reeds might come in handy someday, but full bronze/gold/leather specializations is what I would have picked if I had to do it again.
12-01-2008, 11:55 AM
Don't you mean our power pentagon? *grins*
I started on bronze in a nome of Amun, then settled city #2 on gold so I could make jewelry for Amun. The gold was at a nice distance to extend my market reach, and in a nome of Ra so I could use sculptures from my first city for offerings.
Trading gold for emeralds works out too well for me to consider settling in emeralds. Gold for emeralds is a perfectly balanced partnership between two players.
For my third city I am undecided whether to choose leather for another independent product, henna for greater flexibility and a foot in on the henna-kohl-oil products, or cedar just for kicks. Since that is some time from now, I don't have to decide immediately.
For my pentagon, sensible choices would seem to be either leather/cedar/henna, or henna/oil/kohl. I favor the first set, but the second could be useful in ensuring a proper balance of oil and kohl for my henna.
12-01-2008, 12:00 PM
I started on leather, and then went for bronze and cedar due to the military synergy they share. For my next city, I plan to go for Henna and then either Oil or Kohl depending on the situation at that time.
12-01-2008, 12:29 PM
Emerald Power Overload was my strategy. Or I should say still is.
My first two cities are on Emeralds in the same nome and I'm ramping up production right now to found my third city soon right next door in the same nome on Emeralds.
12-01-2008, 12:38 PM
I started on kohl, then henna :D, my third was leather. they are over three nomes and I have centralized market that I am trying to expand as muchas possible.
12-01-2008, 02:59 PM
Iīm a Jack of all trades, it seems :)
Started on henna and immediately made many good trading partners, so I didnīt need to settle on kohl or oil.
So I chose bronze as next, because I expected the jewelry prices to drop at that moment and thought it would have a nice use as both building sculptures and military eventually. A partner settled on leather, so I took bronze.
Since jewelry prices didnīt drop as expected, I chose emeralds as third ressource (NOW they have dropped :rolleyes: ).
12-01-2008, 03:14 PM
I started on Emeralds and found some good gold city trade partners, so I never need to worry muach about gold.
As such, my second city isn't a gold city. I went with bronze instead, as I can make sculptures without having to trade resources with anyone. I figured it'd be too much to keep on top of along with the gold trades for the first city.
The second city has no basket or pottery shop. I bring them over fom city 1.
As such, I had room for not just a sculpture shop but also a cosmetic shop and a perfume shop and I can produce jewels (city 1), sculptures, cosmetics, perfume (city 2).
I was going to choose a henna city for the 3rd as I can use it for perfume and cosmetics but kohl has been more problematic to get hold off, so maybe I'll go for that.
Or I could rely on the market and trades for henna, oil and kohl and go for something different again, like cedar.
12-01-2008, 03:21 PM
started with oil, then henna, Not sure if I'll round it out with kohl or go with leather or bronze, for independence and military.
12-01-2008, 03:52 PM
started with kohl, went for bronze after that. i am not completely sure if i will go for some jewelry ressource or on leather, but i guess it will be leather.
12-01-2008, 04:41 PM
C++'s Pillar of Mediocrity
Oil, because I failed at starting on a good resource
Emeralds, so I have something to trade that people actually want
Bronze, to be self-sufficient on something and be prepared for military (a friend has leather so were set)
12-01-2008, 04:47 PM
I started on the cedar, so I'm going with the military triangle, Cedar-Bronze-Leather.
I started on oil.
Leather second, kohl 3rd.
Which nicely covers most of the products with my partner since henna literally falls out of the sky if you think about it.
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