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How to get high GNP ASAP

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by luke101, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. luke101

    luke101 Chieftain

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    I have been playing Multiplayer for months now and when I look at the charts I see people with very high GNPs very early in the game. How do they do this?
     
  2. Gooblah

    Gooblah Heh...

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    GNP is a measure of how much gold your empire has. I would assume that they popped some tribal huts for gold early on in the game.
     
  3. DementedAvenger

    DementedAvenger Prince

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    No, GNP is a measure of how much commerce your empire generates.

    They get high GNP's by building cottages.
     
  4. mariogreymist

    mariogreymist Deity

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    cottages, and mining gold, silver and gems.
     
  5. Tatran

    Tatran Deity

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    @DementedAvenger

    :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep:
     
  6. PieceOfMind

    PieceOfMind Drill IV Defender Retired Moderator

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    If my memory serves me right, GNP includes all the "types" of commerce (beakers, gold, culture, espionage). I believe the raw commerce itself is never counted. So a civ with lots of wonders might have a high GNP simply from generating a lot of culture.

    If you ever keep an eye on the GNP graph when "binary teching", you'll notice the GNP keeps going up and down over and over. That's because when you have science at 100%, and assuming you have more science modifiers in your cities than gold modifiers, you'll produce more beakers in those turns than you produce gold on the turns when science is at 0%.

    Having said that, cottages are a good way to increase your GNP. But any other income source is just as likely to increase your GNP graph. e.g. specialists, esp producing buildings, ...

    One thing in particular that doesn't factor into GNP is the beaker count from bulbing.

    If you bulb a lot of techs with great people then it might be ok to have a lower than average GNP.
     

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