May 19, 2021 StixLord later returned to state they managed to flip the city in the end via loyalty pressure.
The Civilization 6 community has been twiddling its thumbs a bit as of late now that the New Frontier season pass has come to a close. Last week the denizens of the Civ subreddit decided to create a bunch of city-location maps, and this week they’ve been googling statues, all in an attempt to pass the time while we wait for whatever Firaxis is working on next.
Some players though are still finding the fun within Civ 6 itself, and today’s item is a galaxy-brain city placement that we can’t tell whether is genius, or just incredibly dumb. In a recent game of redditor StixLord, Peter the Great decided to found Saint Petersburg in a hex surrounded on all sides by mountains. The Putorana Plateau, to be specific.
While the city’s boundaries can extend beyond the mountains via basic culture generation and growth, because the city centre itself is locked within the mountain, no units can escape the plateau. The AI can’t send out armies to defend itself or conquer others, it can’t spawn new settlers to found new cities, it can’t even spawn workers to improve the tiles Saint Petersburg does end up claiming. Truly a next level play.