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corporation question

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by tipsy09, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. tipsy09

    tipsy09 Chieftain

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    if you start up a corporation...and just say, it consumes uranium...does that mean you cannot build icbm's?
     
  2. Permanganate

    Permanganate Chieftain

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    'Consumes' is misleading; they shouldn't have used that word. The resources are still available for use.
     
  3. KrikkitTwo

    KrikkitTwo Immortal

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  4. Bushface

    Bushface Deity

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    For "consumes" read "utilises".
     
  5. Frostyboy

    Frostyboy Never Beaten

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    Since this thread is already concerned about Corps - I have another question:

    In which way is the maintainance cost for the corp in a city calculated?
    In many cases it is not profitable to spread certain corps to a city as it may cost too much (50 gold or more).

    The Holy Romans Rathaus becomes totally overpowered (and the Zulus UB as well) as this means you can save as much as 25 gold per city! (25% extra lower maintainance)
     
  6. KrikkitTwo

    KrikkitTwo Immortal

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    Maintenance cost for corps (as listed in city screen)

    4 + Number of resources*
    x
    (Population of city+17)/18
    x
    3/4 if Free Market, 5/4 if Environmentalism
    /
    Inflation (if your inflation is +50%, this divides by 1.5) [new to 3.13]
    x
    Difficulty factor

    That is what is listed in the city screen, in terms of what you Pay
    Inflation comes back, and Courthouses are applies

    so what will come out of your Treasury is

    Bonus x Size x Civic x Difficulty x Courthouse

    so for
    28 corporate resources: Bonus=4+28=32
    a large city ~ pop 28: Size= (28+17)/18=2.5
    with a Courthouse: court=1/2
    Deity level: diff=1.5
    Environmentalism: civic=5/4

    32 x 5/2 x 5/4 x 3/2 x 1/2
    =75
    so
    ~75 is the 'Worst case' scenario of what a corporation would cost you
    (of course you get 28 bonuses from the corp .. so
    Mining=28 hammers
    CC=14 hammers + 84 cult
    Sushi=14 food +56 cult
    Cereal=21 food
    Alco= 84 res
    Ethanol=56 res
    Jewelers=28 gold + 112 cult

    Of course if the UN lets you switch to Free Market, the worst case becomes 45 gold

    If you have a city size 19 instead of 28 then it drops to
    60 or 36 gold for different Civics

    and if you play on Noble level
    40 or 24 gold for different civics



    (*adjusted for map size.. bigger maps cost less pre resource.. but the corp gives less benefit)
     
  7. Frostyboy

    Frostyboy Never Beaten

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    Well thanks a lot for your enlightening answer :goodjob:

    In that case both the Zulus Ikhanda and the HRE's Rathaus becomes very potent ! Kind of unbalanced ...
     
  8. KrikkitTwo

    KrikkitTwo Immortal

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    Note those are for Overfed corporations

    Although I'll agree the Rathaus is extremely potent
     
  9. Legal_My_Deagle

    Legal_My_Deagle Warlord

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    IMO though the Holy Romans need SOMETHING to make you think about playing them, as they have the two weakest leader traits :p
     

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