AI offers you technology for a low price only when you almost discover it.
Still I think they should take the full price but now that is make sense.
correct, I actually like the way it works... its sensible and not overly gamey.
it makes perfect sense for me that a 5 star empire sells a unique tech to a 300 star empire for millions... this is 10 years of my GDP and thousands of years of their GDP, and jump starts their economy and military conquests of other empires, not to mention allows them to purchase technology and crash research.
the only time they offer a tech cheap is when you NEARLY discovered it, this also makes sense, they aren't giving you that whole tech, but they are giving you a little "final boost"... cost is relative, when you already have that tech they cannot sell it to you anymore.
i noticed that if you trade for a tech you get all prior techs as well. (And that it is taken into account in the cost)... There is absolutely no solution that isn't entirely gamey.. heck its already overly gamy in that they flat out refuse to sell you such tech when you ask, only when they offer.
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