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Mistake with Great Military Instructors?

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by Jimmyballz, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. Jimmyballz

    Jimmyballz Executive

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    Are multiple Great Military Instructors a waste of a GG? It appears as when I made units after having 2 Great Military Instructors, they were promoted just as if there was only one. Did I make a mistake assuming a double up of GG's would double the promotions?
     
  2. r_rolo1

    r_rolo1 King of myself

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    can you post a image of one unit that came from that city? And BTW are you running Theocracy and/or Vassalage? To add, which Khan are you using ?

    But before any of that, settled GG give 2 experience points each ( they don't double the already produced XP )
     
  3. Supr49er

    Supr49er 2011 Thunderfall Cup

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    Yeah, the settled GG Military Instructors stack.
    Each one gives +2XP, so your two instructors should give you +4 XP.
    This is in addition to the military buildings (Barracks/Gers/Drydocks), Wonders and any civics (Vassalage +2XP, Theocracy +2XP).
     
  4. oranges

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    They will not double the promotions, just add +2 exp each. Your land units produced in that city should start with 7 exp, enabling two promotions. Mounted should have 11 (ger is +4, right?), adding one more promotion, which woudl not have been possible wihtout the second settled GG, assuming you're not running vassalage or theocracy.
    How many it's worth it to settle in a single city depends, but basically the higher you go the more likely it is it won't make much difference because the exp needed for the next level gets higher.
     
  5. Jimmyballz

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    Using G. Khan, Nationhood & Free Religion (not using Vassalage or Theocracy).

    This city has a Ger (yep, +4 XP).

    1. Calvary after 1st Promotion - 11/5 XP
    2. After 2nd Promotion - 11/10 XP
    3. After 3rd Promotion - 11/17 XP
     

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  6. Willem

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    If you're getting three promotions then it's working exactly as it should. If you were only getting the benefit of a single Advisor you would only get 9 XP, which wouldn't be enough to get your third level-up.
     
  7. Jimmyballz

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    Now I understand the 9xp/11xp difference.

    However, I was getting 3 promotions with only 1 GG. :confused:
     
  8. TyrionLannister

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    Maybe you had vassalage or theocrazy back when you only had 1 GG
     
  9. Jimmyballz

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    theocrazy lol.

    Nope, I never used either of them in this particular game (theo or vass). There is another city where this is going on. 1 GG, 3 promos. I will post the pics in the days to come. taking an early weekend:)
     
  10. SharpMango

    SharpMango If in doubt, just axe!

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    check how it was set up jimmyballz (great name!)

    each GG gives u two points...not one promotion..im sure there was something happening in ur game that you may not have picked up....happens to all of us =)
     
  11. r_rolo1

    r_rolo1 King of myself

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    Genghis is Agressive.... this gives Combat 1 for free to melee units. Barracks + 1 settled GG = 4 XP , only one XP away of having 2 more promos out of the bat. Maybe you were running Theocracy and/or vassalage as well..... that would give 6 XP, enough for the 3 promos.
     
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    I've had a city with 4 instructors...combine that with the Pentagon, Theocracy, Vassalage, and Barracks, and new units received 4 (!) promotions upon being built.
     
  14. Dryhad

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    I once captured Lisbon to discover that Joao had settled no less than 7 great generals there.
     
  15. TyrionLannister

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    Seven?!?! That's 17 xp with just a barracks! Awesome, what kind of badass units did u squeeze out of Lisbon?
     
  16. oranges

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    Yep, Lvl 5 units, giving your four promotions out of the box, is quite possible, especially with Pentagon. It's what I aim for in the West Point city, without relying on Vassalage and Theocracy. (Among other things, it means blitz ships if in a coastal city.) Anything higher than that is unlikely even with a Charismatic leader and is better settled in another military city.
     
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    I checked, and that was it!!:D, the other city that gave 3 promo's had West Point.
     
  18. Jimmyballz

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    Yes! because of this thread I'm now gonna focus on some serious promotions out of the gate with settled GG's.:mwaha:

    That is one of the coolest things I have heard.

    Thanks (WP), I don't feel as dumb then.:smoke:
     

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