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Is there any reason to use the early siege units?

As you have noted, the main difference between the "seige" units (Catapult, Trebuchet, Cannon) and other ranged units (Composite Bowmen, Crossbows), is that the seige units have a bonus against cities....
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How can I play Civilization V multiplayer with one copy

I'll give you a couple solutions that fulfill the spirit of what Steam allows for sharing a single copy of Civ V. Simple Hotseat mode: You play on a single computer playing a game of musical chair. ...
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Prevent AI from using Venice

Out of the box, there is no way to blacklist certain civilisations. Your best options are: Selecting the civilisations manually as you note, using the in-game Advanced Setup feature. Using the ...
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When you 'Prove the Earth is round", do you receive any in game benefit?

This message shows up once you have discovered (at least) one tile in each vertical column of the map. They don't have to connect horizontally. This way you 'connect' the two sides of the world and '...
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Why is Gandhi so aggresive?

It is carry over joke that originated from previous edition bug. Quote from civ wiki The biggest thing that stands out about Gandhi is his nuke ratings of 12. These are 4 points ahead of the ...
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How to deal with human opponent on archipelago map who has befriended all the City-States

Short Answer: Make use of Submarines to control the sea. get Aircraft, especially the B17, to hit cities. Use melee naval units to take cities. Maximizing Your Strengths As Washington you will get ...
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Is there any way to change victory conditions with the game already started?

I made a simple web app where you can change victory conditions and some other save parameters: Civilization V save editor I created that app because Oak's answer has two problems: It disables Steam ...
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Is there any reason to use the early siege units?

As you said, they get a bonus when attacking cities. This is not a small bonus- it's a 200% increase. That's 24 strength for the catapult (vs 11) and 42 (vs 18) for the trebuchet. When you're dealing ...
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How to capture a city (take over another civilisation) and what is a warmonger penalty?

You can capture a city simply by melee attacking it, like you would do with a normal unit. Remember that you can only take cities with a melee attack, you cannot take cities with ranged or air units. ...
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Why am I automatically plundering a friendly civilization's caravan?

The events are the other way around. Greece declared war on you. Because their caravan was on top of your unit, it was automatically plundered.
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Will you be labeled a warmonger if keep recapturing an enemy city?

Quote from the wiki : about warmonging points These points are only applied if you capture a city that was not founded by you So as you're not the original owner you will suffer multiple penalties....
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Can I get Civilization V to show me a clock so that I don't stay up playing until 4 AM?

This feature isn't part of the base game, sadly. There are many mods that add a clock, for instance this Simple Alarm Clock mod. Achievements and mods don't mix, though, so if you want achievements ...
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How do I know what research I have already done?

Click the research tab (detailed view). Is in the top left of the screen if I remember it right (looks like a blue Erlenmeyer flask). There you can see the techs you have, tech that can be researched, ...
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Why is movement limited within enemies' borders outside the Great Wall?

The Great Wall graphic is purely ornamental. It's effect is civ-wide.
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Why is my social policy cost so high?

This is because you are playing the tutorial. You'll find that saving the game is also disabled. I just started a regular game, and the "Next Policy Cost" is 15 culture: I'm sure a regular game will ...
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Why can't I offer luxury resources?

Odds are, the resource issue isn't on your side, but on theirs. If the civilization you are trading with already has a luxury resource, it won't show as being available to trade to them. That's ...
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Tiles 3+ upgrades

One additional case where it's worth building improvements more than 3 tiles away is when you're playing as Polynesia. You get +1 Culture per Moai, plus +1 Culture for each directly neighboring Moai. ...
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Why is movement limited within enemies' borders outside the Great Wall?

Taken from here: Enemy land units must expend 1 extra movement per tile inside your territory. The wall encompasses all of the territory of the civilization that has built it. Free Walls in ...
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Why does +xp shows when upgrading unit?

It's a minor UI bug due to how units are upgraded. The new unit is created, the old unit's properties are copied over, and the old unit is destroyed. Thus, the game sees XP being added to the new unit ...
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Is Civilization 5 Brave New World compatible with a 64 bit OS?

Civilization 5 is a 32 bit game that runs on 32 bit and 64 bit systems. I have installed and run Civ 5 on 64 bit Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 with no problems - there were no separate ...
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How to switch ideology in Civilization 5 Brave New World

Open your ideology screen. If you can switch ideologies, there will be a button at the bottom of that screen that will allow you to do so.
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In Civilization V can city states steal workers?

Straight from the Wikia page about City States: ...This changes, however, if the City-State is dragged as an ally into a serious war between civilizations. In this case, the City-State army will ...
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Why is Gandhi so aggresive?

It's a reference to one of their previous games. Ghandi was so peaceful that once a certain tech or political action(can't remember which it was) it made him go below 0 in aggression and that caused ...
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Is there any reason to use the early siege units?

Another incentive to use siege units early is to increase their level to get the Range promotion (+1 range) as early as possible. Early cities are realatively weak and need a few rounds to destroy a ...
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Is it possible to remove turn limits in multi-player games?

I made a simple web app that will let you change the game parameters of a save file, including max turns: Civilization V save editor Just open your save file in the app and uncheck Time victory (it ...
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Seeing Red/White checkerboard pattern in Civ V

I eventually found out that the game was "missing assets", meaning textures and images it needed because not all the necessary files were downloaded. By "verifying" my steam installation, it updated ...
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How did Austria expand to 4 tiles away without a citadel?

It isn't against the rules, although it is a little unusual. Cities can naturally (through Culture gains) acquire tiles up to five hexes away from them. They can only work the inner three rings of ...
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Can I play games bought on the Apple App Store in my Windows laptop?

No. Games purchased on the App Store are for MacOS only. Purchasing these games generally gets you a license for that specific compilation / port of that game (as in many cases, it is outsourced to ...
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Tiles 3+ upgrades

The only reason to build upgrades there is to secure strategic or luxery resources, to build forts to better defend a particular set of tiles or a citadel to expand your border to get a certain set of ...
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