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Mesa Verde Wonder
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Mar 1, 2013 @ 8:47pm
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Mesa Verde is a large Pueblo settlement located in the modern American state of Colorado. It is most famous for the Cliff Palace, the largest known cliff dwelling in North America, but there are several more buildings within the area, including resevoirs and defensive towers. Mesa Verde was most active during the 12th century, before overpopulation and climate change led to a quick decline a century later. The site was declared a natural park by US President Theodore Roosevelt in 1906 to, in his words, 'Preserve the works of man'. Ingame, Mesa Verde provides +1 food from desert tiles, and +50% Great Person generation in the city in which it is built, while it must be built in a city on or next to a desert and requires Trapping.

Requires either expansion pack in order to function correctly, and credit to co-author Janboruta for the icon (and Sukritact for fixing the scale)
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Deadcurze Mar 13 @ 12:14am 
Having this and petra at the same time while playing as morocco with lots of desert hills -> good game.
Jammy Roostler Jan 27 @ 7:43am 
Does the one that provides culture (The Mada'In Saleh, I believe) follow that same code? Because as I said it provides for everywhere too :]
Pouakai  [author] Jan 26 @ 8:50pm 
It uses exactly the same code as Petra, so I see no reason it should work differently
Jammy Roostler Jan 26 @ 2:01pm 
Well it extended across my whole empire, and I'm not complaining :D It probably doesn't 'specify' in the code. Certainly doesn't in the description. But no, it doesn't work like the Petra, at least in the two games where I've used it. Neither does that other one of yours that slaps culture on desert tiles too. Don't remember which one it is. Honestly I think my idea would be a really good upgrade >.>
Pouakai  [author] Jan 25 @ 12:30am 
I think you're mistaken - Mesa Verde should only provide food from deserts in the city it's built in, not everywhere. And if it does provide it everywhere, I should find out how I did that
Jammy Roostler Jan 24 @ 12:47pm 
While people seem to be calling this Wonder overpowered I only half-agree. The idea behind World Wonders should not be 'this effect is too powerful to be used'. WW's are meant to be powerful because only ONE can be built in the entire game. WWs are a mini arm's race between Civs and should be treated as such. If you end up building certain WWs that stack bonuses like this, then more power to you; you've created a juggernaut by finishing the race first.
However, unlike the Petra, which limits the desert food yield to the singular city that it's in, Mesa Verde provides it to ALL desert tiles for your Civ, which is much more powerful than the Petra, but in that sense also a MUCH better investment. I think a really good compromise would be to not have it as an option so early in the game, perhaps move it from Trapping to Archaeology (with a relative Production requirement increase), just as an idea from that Roosevelt quote up there.
venusaisha Jan 9 @ 3:29am 
yes it dose work & apear in civilipedia, thou as some say overpowered therefore may haffta remove sorry.
bourqueclaude Jul 27, 2013 @ 5:26pm 
In BNW the Petra bonus doesn't work on flood plains so it makes this wonder good and balanced in my opinion.
ENDGEGNER Jun 5, 2013 @ 5:53am 
This wonder is totaly overpowered if you know how to play it. I've managed to build petra and this wonder together on a place which has mostly flood plains and desert hills and it wasn't a problem to win the game because the city growed so fast that i could build all wonders in 2-4 turns.
guys Jun 1, 2013 @ 6:53pm 
It's a shame that the Pueblo didn't make it into BNW (but at the same time it's good to see Firaxis respect their wishes), as for balancing it a little, maybe restrict it to requiring a mountain nearby, the + 1 food from desert tiles is fine for it's true strength lies with combination of the Petra (which is likely recieving a nerf in BNW), so on harder difficulties it's quite balanced for you likely miss out on other wonders like the GL or HG to obtain it.