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What happened to my units EXP.

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Strategy & Tips' started by Bigv32, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. Bigv32

    Bigv32 Prince

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    I just upgraded my units and they lost some experience. Why does this happen and is there a way to predict how much they will lose?
     
  2. madscientist

    madscientist RPC Supergenius

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    I believe your experienced units reset to 10 XP but retain the promotions upon promotion. Thus a 16 XP CR III sword upgraded to a rifle is a CRIII rifle with 10XP and thus needs 7 more XP for the next promotion instead of 1 for the sword.

    I think the exception are units with an attached GG such as the medic III super healer.
     
  3. helemaalnicks

    helemaalnicks Warlord

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    not 100% sure. But I think they go back to 2-5-10-etc. for noncharismatic. They go back to the bottom of the level they reached.
     
  4. UncleJJ

    UncleJJ Deity

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    Whenever you upgrade a unit that has more than 10 exp it is reduced to 10 exp, but keeps any promotions it already has. So, as madscientist says, if you have a unit on 15 or 16 exp, it makes sense to get to 17 and take the promotion before upgrading.
     
  5. the reverend

    the reverend AKA KThomas14

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    I agree, units with GG do not reset experience when upgraded, and they can upgrade for free.
     
  6. shyuhe

    shyuhe Deity

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    Any unit with less than 10XP doesn't lost any XP upon upgrade.
     
  7. GoodGame

    GoodGame Red, White, & Blue, baby!

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    Mad Scientist is correct.
     
  8. SlipperyJim

    SlipperyJim Prince

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    Yes, units with more than 10xp are "reset" to 10xp upon upgrade.

    If that bugs you, it's easily moddable. Copy "GlobalDefines.xml" into your CustomAssets\xml folder. Now open the copy in Notepad and look for the following text:
    Code:
    <Define>
    	<DefineName>MAX_EXPERIENCE_AFTER_UPGRADE</DefineName>
    	<iDefineIntVal>10</iDefineIntVal>
    </Define>
    Change the 10 to any number you'd like. Set it to 100, and you're very unlikely to ever have a unit lose XP by being upgraded. ;)
     
  9. Deckhand

    Deckhand Procrastination at its finest GOTM Staff

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    Thanks for the question and answers.

    This is actually pretty nice (if you know about it and plan for it).
    Highly promoted units can get their next promotion sooner.
     
  10. ShannonCT

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    No, it doesn't work that way. The upgraded units that get reset to 10xp still need to hit the XP mark that they needed before they were upgraded. So that highly promoted unit may have a hard time ever getting another promo.
     

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