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Benzin

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#1 14 years ago

im in debt right now, ive set all the ai spending settings to save and i dont have any tributes going on but seem to be losing 10000 florins each turn




MrFancypants Forum Administrator

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#2 14 years ago

Don't let the AI manage anything, never build farms (they increase squalor in the long run) but all the other things that give you money like markets. Reduce your military costs, your cities can have a few units free of upkeep, all others should be deleted or replaced (except for frontline-cities which need a stronger army of course). Don't use more ships than necessary, they cost a lot of money. Kill some of your obsolete but high-upkeep units, especially those that don't have much experience. Set taxes (or build policiy in those cities that don't have a general) as high as possible, happy citizens are dangerous as they increase population wich leads to squalor. Send spies infected with plague into those cities that have too much unrest. Alternatively you can let problematic settelements rebel and kill the population if you retake them.

Build merchants and try to capture other merchants, this will not only give you money but also increase your merchant's experience. Northern Italy is a good location to look for enemy merchants. Once your merchants are experienced send them to the south-east or sout-western corner of the maps, where you will find gold, ivory and other nice things. Make sure to change your capital to another city and back before you end a turn as the trade-income is not calculated correctly otherwise.

Send out some diplomats and sell your map-information and trade-rights to other nations.

Like this you will soon get tens of thousands per turn.




Benzin

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#3 14 years ago

ok cheers, ill try taking some bases that normally gives about 5000-7000 florins if you sack the populace starting with portugal then taking out milan...




The Joelteon7

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#4 14 years ago
MrFancypants;3491953Don't let the AI manage anything, never build farms (they increase squalor in the long run) but all the other things that give you money like markets. Reduce your military costs, your cities can have a few units free of upkeep, all others should be deleted or replaced (except for frontline-cities which need a stronger army of course). Don't use more ships than necessary, they cost a lot of money. Kill some of your obsolete but high-upkeep units, especially those that don't have much experience. Set taxes (or build policiy in those cities that don't have a general) as high as possible, happy citizens are dangerous as they increase population wich leads to squalor. Send spies infected with plague into those cities that have too much unrest. Alternatively you can let problematic settelements rebel and kill the population if you retake them. Build merchants and try to capture other merchants, this will not only give you money but also increase your merchant's experience. Northern Italy is a good location to look for enemy merchants. Once your merchants are experienced send them to the south-east or sout-western corner of the maps, where you will find gold, ivory and other nice things. Make sure to change your capital to another city and back before you end a turn as the trade-income is not calculated correctly otherwise. Send out some diplomats and sell your map-information and trade-rights to other nations. Like this you will soon get tens of thousands per turn.

..wow, I've been doing it VERY wrong then! Ta for the advice.




Mihail Advanced Member

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#5 14 years ago

Cut your army in half, you likely have far too many men.