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Jul 17, 2008, 01:51 PM
Ok, i know its a nub question, but i didnt find it in the civiclopedia and in the internet so.. What is Trade? I mean, what does it do to your cities?

Many thanks :)

Jul 17, 2008, 04:32 PM
Trade is used to generate science or gold depending on how you have your city set. On the XBox, hitting the "Y" button in the City Screen toggles whether a city is producing science or gold.

Each type of terrain produces a given amount of trade, just like it produces a given amount of food (apples) or production (hammers). Generally sea tiles produce 2 trade units and most land tiles produce no trade units. Those trade units can be converted to gold or science depending on the toggle described in the previous paragraph.