4

In Civilization 6, do rivers "block" adjacency of districts? Put another way, are two tiles with a river running between them "adjacent" for the purposes of district bonuses and placement restrictions?

The immediate context is that I think I should be able to build the Great Library on a tile across a river from my campus (pictured below), but the wonder does not appear for building. More remotely, I'd like to build a triangle or diamond of districts to maximize the adjacency bonus, and I want to know if a river running through will counteract that.

I've looked in the Civilopedia and on the various Civ6 wikis but haven't found a true definition of adjacency and particularly how rivers affect it.

image

  • Is the marked tile flat land? It looks like hills. – Uli Gerhardt Apr 23 '17 at 18:41
  • @UliGerhardt If it were hills, it should have texture like the tile to its northwest, I believe... – Nathaniel Apr 23 '17 at 19:05
  • I'm never able to discern the differnet textures. :-) What does the tooltip say, if you hover your mouse over the tile? – Uli Gerhardt Apr 23 '17 at 20:36
6

Rivers don't block adjacency bonuses. That would really mess up building cities, as river tiles are usually very valuable and essentially being forced to either give up adjacency bonuses or river tiles would be terrible design.

The Great Library (by the way, don't build it. It's a terrible wonder) needs a campus with a library in it. Does your campus have one? Also it needs to be built on flat land, not on a hill. Please share a screenshot of the situation, if you meet all those conditions. I can figure out why you can't build it with some visual help much better.

From your screenshot it doesn't look like the Library even was in your list of buildable wonders, wihch means somebody else already built it. If it is buildable, but no tile fulfills the requirements, it should appear grayed out like the pyramids in your screenshot. Otherwise it should have been a legal placement option.

  • Thanks! I've added a link to a screenshot, but unfortunately I don't think I have the game saved if we need to pull more details. Link. – Nathaniel Apr 19 '17 at 12:58
  • 3
    Oh, I completely forgot this question, sorry. From your screenshot it doesn't look like the Library even was in your list of buildable wonders, wihch means somebody else already built it. If it is buildable, but no tile fulfills the requirements, it should appear grayed out like the pyramids in your screenshot. Otherwise it should have been a legal placement option. – Dulkan Aug 14 '17 at 13:08

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.