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Research Agreements in 2011

Discussion in 'Civ5 - Strategy & Tips' started by Lord Chambers, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. Lord Chambers

    Lord Chambers Emperor

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    When a Research Agreement (RA) is completed, 50% (+25% with the Rationalism opener and +25% with the Porcelain Tower) of the median beaker :c5science: value of the currently available technologies is awarded to you in one lump sum to the tech you are currently researching.

    1. If you are slated to finish a technology on the same turn that your RA is slated to complete, does your tech finish first and potentially create a different median value for the RA, or is the RA awarded first?
    2. What happens to the overflow?
    3. When you have an even number of techs available, what is your median tech value?
     
  2. wcbarney

    wcbarney Know-it-all

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    I don't know the answers to #1 or #3, but overflow (#2 question) is accumulated for the next tech you are researching.
     
  3. Raethwyn

    Raethwyn Warlord

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    1. I don't know how that situation is handled.

    2. It overflows to the next tech in your queue just like wcbarney said, and if you don't have another tech in the queue then it overflows to another random tech.

    3. If the median is two techs then it takes the mean of those two techs to calculate the median.
     
  4. WeaselSlapper

    WeaselSlapper Prince

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    One important thing about this is you have to have the queue setup before the turn where the RA completes starts. So if you're signing RA's you should always have a tech queue of 2-3 tech selected.
     
  5. eazyseeker

    eazyseeker Warlord

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    Even better - after PT and Rationalism, just queue your entire tech tree. Make sure to select cheaper tech first to raise the median, if possible.
     

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