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Efficient Culture Generation

Discussion in 'Civ5 - Strategy & Tips' started by Axirr, Oct 19, 2014.

  1. Shark Diver

    Shark Diver King

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    To me, it is not worth going this route. Because the culture buildings that benefit from this policy are relatively late, they get built pretty quickly without using a valuable SP to shave a few turns.

    Are you delaying finishing Rationalism before ideologies or after ideologies? If before (that's a rare luxury), then the cost/benefit is a few turns of production vs. +50% from RA's AND whatever random opener benefit you might choose. I don't think it's close. If it is after ideologies, then those buildings should have long since been built to get much benefit. Is the 25% GWAM bonus (+ maybe Uffizi) AND cheaper cultural buildings worth more? I guess it could be situationally, but you did say "when not going for CV".
     
  2. Johnpecan

    Johnpecan Warlord

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    The only time I would consider opening point into Aesthetics in a non-CV is with that awkward policy when you finish your Tradition or Liberty tree and you have 1 or 2 policy points to put in before you open up rationalism. If rationalism is open, it's silly to put a point into aesthetics though.
     
  3. rover68

    rover68 Chieftain

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    OR have social policy saving.

    GM-settle instead of tour?

    What to do with future GP?
     
  4. 59saintdane

    59saintdane Warlord

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    Well yes, because if not going for CV you get more culture from a great work, and culture is what you're looking for from these GP, not tourism. Musicians are the worst GWAM to have in a non-CV, but can still be worth a little bit of culture.
    And continue the trend with all future writers, artists, and musicians. The biggest question I struggle with here though is when to bulb. It's a lot less straightforward than scientists. Do you bulb now to shave 8 turns off that valuable policy? Or do you wait for your cpt to increase and possibly win World's Fair, thus making your bulb more valuable? Do you make a GA now to speed your next policy and help to construct a wonder? Or do you save it so it's worth more hammers, culture and gold overall?
     

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