Whats up with the no map-trading?

#1 Posted by Pumpeho (49 posts) -

So Ive played a fair deal of Civ 5 by now.  Theres one thing that really annoys me and thats the lack of being able to trade maps.
 My current game is on the Earth map and I gotta say I love it. Anyway, I sent out a caravel at 1300 AD. It is now 1904 AD and I havnt discovered Asia yet.
 
Am I missing something or do I have to explore every square of the map myself in order to not have white spots? Or in this case White frikkin continents.

#2 Posted by Rhombus_Of_Terror (2089 posts) -

Do you use scouts? i used them in the early game to explore the two main continents ( I started on an island on my own. )

#3 Posted by face15 (1284 posts) -
@Pumpeho: Do you just have it set to auto-explore. Usually it'll clear up most of the map if you set 2-3 ships to do that.
#4 Posted by Pumpeho (49 posts) -

Yea, I use both scouts and ships set to explore.
 A bit short on the naval side tho.
 
I still would want a map-trading function like the other Civ games.

#5 Posted by Raymayne (1226 posts) -

Yeah what the hell that sucks.

#6 Posted by Borodin (416 posts) -

Yeah I was really surprised that researching satellites doesn't reveal all the terrain either, seems like an annoyance and a missed opportunity to have a cool tech

#7 Posted by Tennmuerti (8014 posts) -

Map trading trivialises exploration and reconnaissance.
I'm glad it is not in the game anymore.

#8 Posted by StaticFalconar (4849 posts) -

at first I was mad at the no trading maps as well, but the computer never values thier own map and countless I've had recon done for me by giving 5 gold for the other persons map. Also its not as easy to spread culture out anymore so maps could give away land that could be colonized. 

#9 Posted by Vigilance (270 posts) -

It really irks me that you can't use aircraft to scout enemy territory anymore, or even just look for enemies to fight.
 
I know aircraft give you extra sight radius, but it seems to not extend inland. They basically have forced you to use scouts and open border treaties to explore.
 
Even satellites no longer reveal the map.
 
It's an odd choice and probably the only thing I don't like about Civ 5.

#10 Posted by mosdl (3228 posts) -
@borodin said:
" Yeah I was really surprised that researching satellites doesn't reveal all the terrain either, seems like an annoyance and a missed opportunity to have a cool tech "
This needs fixing, I agree
#11 Posted by Theavy (78 posts) -

I think they also did it because it slows down when you have more land discovered. it also give you an excuse to explore more

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