Exploit? Stacking 50% longer Golden Ages with Persians

effb

Chieftain
Joined
Jan 3, 2003
Messages
30
I don't know which forum this question goes...

I'm playing Darius whose trait is 50% longer golden ages. 10 turns becomes 15. Pretty simple, huh? However something strange happens when you trigger a golden age (via policy or wonder) while already in one.

I had 9 turns left of a normal golden age (via happiness), and then I finished the Taj Mahal which triggers a golden age. I figure that it would just add 15 more turns to my existing golden age, for a total of 24 turns. Wrong! It now says 41 turns left. It gave me 32 more turns from building the Taj Mahal! Huh?

Anyone know how this works? Not that I'm complaining... but I wonder if it's a bug/exploit, because I can't figure out what math gave this result.
 

fermionorama

Chieftain
Joined
Sep 26, 2010
Messages
13
The Taj Mahal gives a very long golden age, longer than a happiness bucket or a great-person golden age.

They all vary with game speed (and possibly with difficulty level, not sure on that) and I don't know the exact formulas, but it is expected that Taj would give a Civ w/ golden age duration bonus an extremely long golden age for the game speed ... imagine if you had Chichen Itza as well!
 

rune42

Chieftain
Joined
Sep 25, 2010
Messages
89
Taj Mahal is counting every bonus GA twice. So Chitzen Itza adds +100%, and Persia adds another +100% for the purpose of determining the length of GA from the Taj Mahal.

The problem isn't Persia, its the Taj Mahal.
 

effb

Chieftain
Joined
Jan 3, 2003
Messages
30
Interesting. I didn't have Chichen Itza, so that must mean Taj Mahal base GA is 16 turns... 16 + 100% = 32?
 

billthecow

Chieftain
Joined
Oct 4, 2010
Messages
3
Interesting. I didn't have Chichen Itza, so that must mean Taj Mahal base GA is 16 turns... 16 + 100% = 32?

I built one for the first time just now, Arabia, standard speed, prince, no Chichen Itza, and it gave me 15 turns.
 

jjkrause84

King
Joined
Sep 24, 2010
Messages
959
Location
UK
Last game I built it in I got 22 turns (but I might have had chichen Itza,,,I can't remember)
 

tinstaafl

Warlord
Joined
Oct 14, 2009
Messages
119
Location
Germany
I can confirm i had a 22 turns golden age from taj mahal with chichen itza on normal speed, no other modifiers, which fits the 15 turns base.
 

glaivemaster

Prince
Joined
Apr 9, 2008
Messages
473
Location
Leeds, United Kingdom
Taj Mahal has always given me a 15-turn golden age on Standard (as non-Darius, non Chichen Itza, obviously), so that's that bonus.

However, my friend did get a 50-turn Golden Age from the Taj Mahal as Darius with Chichen Itza, so I've no idea how that works out
 
Top Bottom