What they do[edit | edit source]
Beakers are the foundation of making your civilization strong. While your hammers let you build and construct buildings, beakers let you research new technologies to expand your civilizations horizons. These techs can expand your trade, military, and productive opportunities.
Where to get them[edit | edit source]
Beakers are found on every chunk of the world, a simple '/t survey' will let you know where to get the best ones.
How to Win with them[edit | edit source]
In order to win the Scientific Victory, you must have Enlightenment researched. You don't NEED to research armor techs to achieve this, but all other civilizations will war you in an attempt to stop you.
Researching[edit | edit source]
A single Beaker is worth 1 hour of research time, that means if you have 1 beaker and the tech you require has 60, it will take you 60 hours to Research that tech. An equation to solve for this would be:
((T / [P+C]) - T) / B
In order to make this work, you must add the percents 1st, then move the decimal once to the left, then solve. And ignore the negative, I'm to dumb to make this work any other way. Variables: T = Time, B = Beakers, P = Policy, C = Buildings Ex: Say you need a tech worth 5000 beakers researched and have a 10% Policy buff and 20% Building Buff along with 1000 base beakers.
((5000 / [.10 + .20]) - 5000) / 1000
First you would add the .10 and .20 to get .3 and you'd move the decimal making it 3. Then you would do 5000 / 3 which is 1666. Next you would do 1666 - 5000 and get a negative number. Then you divide that number by 1000 to get your time.