Apr 02, 2003, 09:59 PM #1 magnet Chieftain   Join Date: Mar 2003 Posts: 2 Trading Advances with AI If you are researching an advance and have accumulated a number of beakers, but you then trade for that advance, what happens to those beakers? Do they just evaporate, or do they get applied to whatever advance gets selected? I haven't been able to find this in any of the FAQs, so if someone knows I'd sure appreciate knowing!
 Apr 02, 2003, 10:02 PM #2 YNCS Ex-bubblehead     Join Date: Feb 2003 Location: -4 GMT Posts: 3,098 Magnet, This sort of question should go in the "Newbie Questions" thread.
 Apr 02, 2003, 10:05 PM #3 DiamondzAndGunz Lurking     Join Date: Dec 2002 Location: Chicago Posts: 1,187 What, you refer him to the newbie thread and don't even answer his question? Shame on you . The beakers just disappear. They don't get carried over, just like if you switch techs mid-research.
 Apr 03, 2003, 01:28 AM #4 TheNiceOne Emperor     Join Date: Feb 2002 Location: Norway Posts: 1,372 DiamondzAndGunz is correct. The researched beakers dissapear, but those beakers will reduce the prce you have to pay for a tech. So if you have researched half of a tech, then you will be able to buy it for half price as well. ex: You want tech A, that cost 1000 beakers to research, and that an AI civ is willing to sell for 900 gold. If you research the tech for 100 beakers per turn for 5 turns (a total of 500 beakers), then the AI will sell the tech for something close to 450 (900 * 500/1000). (This is a simplified formula). If you research the tech for 1 beaker per turn for 39 turns (and thus only have one turn left), then the AI will sell the tech for 865 gold. The AI doesn't care that you're almost finished researching, it only cares that you have researched 39 beakers and thus has 961 of the 1000 left, thus calculating a price of (900 * 961/1000). So the conclusion is: Don't be afraid of buying the tech you are currently researching, unless you have researched it at minimal cost for close to 40 turns. __________________ If you cut off my head, what do I say? Me and my body, or me and my head?
 Apr 05, 2003, 12:24 PM #5 magnet Chieftain   Join Date: Mar 2003 Posts: 2 Thanks for all the details! I really appreciate it!

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