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Question: Giving Away Cities for Science Victory

Discussion in 'Civ5 - Strategy & Tips' started by YourHarry, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. YourHarry

    YourHarry Chieftain

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    Had 10 cities. Was going for science victory. Had a couple of space ship parts built. Had 2 Great Engineers and was about to buy the third one with faith, to rush build the last 3 parts. Also had 3 Great Scientists saved. I was going to bulb GSs, obviously.

    But even after bulbing, I would have been ~12 turns away from the last tech required. I decided to donate all my cities (they were generating science w/ science focus). With each city increasing science by 5% (1.05^9 = 1.55), giving away all cities would make the GS 55% more powerful. The remaining science after 3 bulbings, was enough to be covered by the capital bpt in 3 turns. So I expected to finish the game in total of 4 turns.

    But NO. It doesn't work. GIving away cities does not lower the costs of techs! WHY?
     
  2. Spikey1201

    Spikey1201 Chieftain

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    I guess it is like social policies...once you get cities your cost goes up. But when you lose/sell them, it does not go down. I guess they consider it an exploit... Not sure why when there are more exploitative things.


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  3. YourHarry

    YourHarry Chieftain

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    Dang I didn't realize that giving away cities don't lower the cost of social policies. How about if your city is cpatured? Or if you raze the cities you capture after annexing them?
     
  4. joshua43214

    joshua43214 King

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    razing on the turn of capture does not increase policy or tech costs.
     
  5. BlackWizard

    BlackWizard King

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    Razing cities increase tech cost but it goes down after city is razed.
    Selling puppeted cities lower tech cost.
     

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