[Where do I...] Spend Gold?

Discussion in 'Civ5 - Strategy & Tips' started by thele, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. HalfBadger

    HalfBadger The Great Whackyness

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    There seems to be a lot of talk of spending 100s or 1000s of gold early in the game. How do you make that much money early on?
     
  2. neopara

    neopara Chieftain

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    These strategies are for deity where the AI has a lot of gold. So you sell your luxuries for 300 a pop, Open Borders for 50, and if necessary take out a loan with the AI. There is also gold to exploring due to huts, natural wonders and finding CS.

    loan = trading gold per turn for a slightly smaller lump sum with the AI
     
  3. HalfBadger

    HalfBadger The Great Whackyness

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    Ahhh thanks, that makes sense. I haven't played on deity yet, I'm not used to the AI having much money.
     
  4. Acidrain

    Acidrain Chieftain

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    I spend most of my gold on CS and upgrading units.
     
  5. northernlights

    northernlights Chieftain

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    It scales with difficulty. The higher the difficulty the wealthier the AI.

    On Deity, you will rarely have difficulty finding an AI to trade 450g for a Luxury resource if you dont bungle your diplomacy. So, three worked luxury resources in your capital = 1350g early on.

    On lower difficulties the AI's aren't as wealthy so your gold is much more self generated (trading post, trade routes, etc).
     

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