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Ponti

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Feb 17th 2020, 14:26:21

What do most of you use for your bonuses?


This set I went building cost up to -40.3% and now on expenses at -9.6%. I will continue expenses for another 10 days then food booms.

KoHeartsGPA

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Feb 17th 2020, 15:00:53

Depending on strat, if I go techer I do building cost, as farmer I'll do turns early then booms.
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bug03

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Feb 17th 2020, 19:45:41

I started with building cost because I was afraid I would switch strats, and I’m doing decay because I’m gonna try the no stockpile thing again

Rob

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Feb 18th 2020, 1:29:57

Ive gone all on expenses thus far.

Curious to know what the other top players went with.

Hessman123

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Feb 18th 2020, 3:27:13

I always go expenses, maybe I should switch it up for dif strats

but ya, expenses and turns, 9 bonus points a day so 2 for expenses and 1 for turns every 2 days

bug03

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Feb 18th 2020, 4:02:36

As a casher I really like pci boost

Ponti

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Feb 19th 2020, 16:05:12

Everyone has a little twist. I'd like to hear from anyone who ever went with luck as a bonus.

Hessman123

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Feb 19th 2020, 16:10:11

I've gone with luck as bonus throughout the reset in a set of team before

It's very hard to quantify.. but I think I got more missiles than I would have otherwise

Cumorah

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Feb 20th 2020, 1:44:47

Where is Tulsi Gabbard?

KoHeartsGPA

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Feb 20th 2020, 1:50:13

Who???
Mess with me you better kill me, or I'll just take your pride & joy and jack it up
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Hessman123

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Feb 20th 2020, 3:54:35

Originally posted by KoHeartsGPA:
Who???


The only hot dem candidate for president

Cumorah

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Feb 20th 2020, 4:15:18

Originally posted by Hessman123:
Originally posted by KoHeartsGPA:
Who???


The only hot dem candidate for president


Well said. Hello Mrs President 😉

DeLpHiNuS

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Feb 21st 2020, 12:36:55

i went for 10% defence and the rest expenses for republic.. someone said should not be going for defence bonus but i just feel more comfortable and need that psychological boost with the defence to offset the -10% defence of being republic lol

Ponti

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Feb 21st 2020, 14:46:11

I can't find round 61 thread. Did it disappear?

UgolinoII

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Feb 21st 2020, 15:35:14

KoHeartsGPA

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Feb 21st 2020, 18:44:12

Who deleted the round 61 thread????
Mess with me you better kill me, or I'll just take your pride & joy and jack it up
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bug03

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Feb 23rd 2020, 2:12:40

Originally posted by DeLpHiNuS:
i went for 10% defence and the rest expenses for republic.. someone said should not be going for defence bonus but i just feel more comfortable and need that psychological boost with the defence to offset the -10% defence of being republic lol


Yeah, defense is kinda silly.

Cumorah

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Feb 26th 2020, 23:19:21

Defence benefit is no guarantee, but reducing expenses (each turn) is.

lrivx

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Feb 27th 2020, 19:03:49

bonus

Cumorah

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Mar 2nd 2020, 23:49:16

Bonus

Hessman123

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Mar 3rd 2020, 2:04:48

When you're using bonus for pci boom so you can cash turns and make some money as a techer.. you know your reset is shot.. lol

rodger90

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May 10th 2020, 14:33:29

bonus

Getafix

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May 10th 2020, 15:51:58

I use the first 16 bonus points on free GDI. If I'm teching all set I use bonuses for turns. Otherwise I get the Expense bonus until half way through the set, and then use cash booms (or food booms).

Gerdler

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May 10th 2020, 16:04:42

Luck is great when doing all-xp.

Here I usually do expenses then turns or booms. Sometimes I switch early, sometimes later, depending on strat and what I need urgently.

Hessman123

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May 10th 2020, 17:30:34

Last set I went GDI first 16

Then expenses to -30%

then booms/turns

then booms for the last two weeks

Seemed to work well

Assassin

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May 10th 2020, 17:41:51

I get in two expenses bonuses before using 16 for gdi. oops, just gave away my only earth tip.

Cumorah

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May 13th 2020, 3:43:12

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Requiem

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May 13th 2020, 4:08:36

Do you grab enough land to make building cost worth it on this server?

Hessman123

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May 13th 2020, 12:54:17

Originally posted by Requiem:
Do you grab enough land to make building cost worth it on this server?


If you get past 30-35k then yes

Requiem

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May 13th 2020, 15:06:39

hmmmmm just my gut feeling is that even 35k acres isn't enough building to justify the points. I'd have to actually do some numbers on it but that's just my initial reaction.

Ponti

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May 13th 2020, 15:09:57

I went building cost 2 sets ago to-40% or 40.2% can't remember. Yes it was worth it if you go above 45k acres. I went to 60k acres and it was very much worth it then I tell ya.

Ponti

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May 13th 2020, 15:13:41

Originally posted by Ponti:
I went building cost 2 sets ago to-40.3%. Yes it was worth it if you go above 45k acres. I went to 60k acres and it was very much worth it then I tell ya.

Ponti

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May 13th 2020, 15:13:59

Ponti

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May 13th 2020, 15:14:23

Lol disregard the triple post tried to fix a mistake and made 2 more

KoHeartsGPA

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May 13th 2020, 15:19:24

n00b :P
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Requiem

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May 13th 2020, 15:48:11

Ok 60k may be another story :p

Tmac

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May 13th 2020, 19:50:08

I feel like, even at 60k, expenses are the way to go. If you have to rebuild alot or can manage to stock with low military, then i could see going a different way. Last set i didn't have to rebuild any of my 60k buildings, and didn't stock. I went to -36% expenses. I prob saved 2b+ cash over the last 5 days alone. I'm thinking that's all i would have saved for the whole set by going -60% building cost.

Ponti

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May 13th 2020, 20:19:53

Well for starters going the entire set building cost would be the opposite of a good idea :). Yes there would have to be common sense applied and if used to be valuable the cutoff would have to be early like no later then day 20 to 25 and move on to other usage. That's what I did and moved to expenses afterward and it really turned out well. Especially since I gained the majority of my land after I had already moved to expenses. As a farmer making zero income on bushels having the reduced land building cost helped immensely. It allowed me to move up the board much quicker as I had more limited money to devote to expensive tech and units during the down bushels time. I never sat down with a pencil and paper and actually went over anything ever im just stating as a dict farmer playing in that round it was a good choice for me to make. In your set with your playstyle and no tech start as a commie I agree it would make 0 sense to use building cost that round.

Would expenses outperform on building cost in the majority of games and strats i would have to think so and agree with you.

Tmac

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May 14th 2020, 4:42:00

Good point about tech starts getting land after upping building costs, and stopping building reduction a third of the way in. There's definitely alot of variables that can come into play.

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Oct 12th 2020, 12:57:22

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Oct 12th 2020, 20:01:46

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Oct 13th 2020, 21:46:48

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