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The Proper Start

Discussion in 'Civ5 - Strategy & Tips' started by TowerHigh, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. jtravers88

    jtravers88 Chieftain

    Dec 11, 2005
    What? Are you saying that if an AI civ has a tech that I don't have, that after discovering the AI civ, that/those techs won't cost me as much? Or the tech I'm currently working on... What?

    Edit: Ok I just started a new game on Immortal. I kept track of the tech chart and when I meet China, who must have 4 techs more than me, nothing changed in my tech tree.

    2nd edit: I've noticed after discovering around 4 ai civs that there is a reduction by 1 on some of the techs.
  2. Wargizmo

    Wargizmo Warlord

    Jan 5, 2011
    Both. If the AI has the tech, the cost goes down.

    It's not a huge benefit, but every little bit helps.
  3. comatosedragon

    comatosedragon Emperor

    May 5, 2008
    Rockingham VA {616}
    Interesting. I assume this works for the AI as well? If I have an isolated start and still end up being #1 in technology, when I do meet the other players, the cost of their technologies goes down?
  4. BWS

    BWS Big Bradd Wolfe

    Jan 4, 2009
    San Jose, CA
    The big tech tree doesn't show the discounted costs until after you've researched something. You need to look at the smaller drop-down list to see the discounts. This puzzled me for a while too.

    I've seen the formula for the discount, but it never quite matches up what I see in the game. Does anyone know of a good description of how it works?

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