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The Proper Start

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

  1. jtravers88

    jtravers88 Chieftain

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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