My pangea map has a lot of free space for barbarian encampments to spawn. I had been farming them for cash and culture.

However, I am now in the 1700s and notice that they are not spawning anymore. Is there a technology I have discovered or have I passed a time line which stops the encampments spawning?

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No. Barbarians should continue to spawn as long as there is area that is not within the cultural boundaries of any civ, nor within sight of any units. You state that there is lots of free space for barbarians, but how do you know this? Maybe posting a screenshot of the map with the areas where you thinks barbarians should be spawning would help clarify the situation.

  • cultural boundries also have a "sight radius" and barbarians will not spawn there. I realize you know this, but it wasn't clear in your answer.
    – GmNoob
    Dec 26, 2011 at 7:07

They DO stop spawning. My game there is plenty of room as I too used to farm them. But no a SINGLE spawn. I know this because of my social policy that would tell me.

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