Norrefeldt said:I didn't find the FAQ but I trust your memory. Do you remember if it was linear? If ten states in the group gave twice the bonus of five and half that of twenty?
AndrewT by way of PE said:Originally posted by AndrewT on behalf of Johan a long time ago. Proliferation bonus highlighted by me
Neighbour bonus is just not how far behind you are, as it also takes into account how many nations there are in your tech group and how big you are.
First its the difference between your tech and the highest tech.
Example: Lets say 3 levels behind
Multiply this by 8.
Example: 3*8 = 24
If the original difference was above 2, then you get the square off the difference added.
Example: 24 + 3*3 = 33
Then 1 is added for every 8 countries in our tech groups.
Example: Lets say Latin has 40 countries, 33+5 = 38
Divided by your size modifier.
Example: We have 6 cities, 38/0.9 = 42
Divided by 4.
Example: 42/4 = 10.5
Multiplied by the NMR
So that means that it is:
where NL is the difference between your tech and the highest in the group, ntg is the number of countries in your tech group, and SM is your size modifier.
Note that this means that increasing the size of a tech group from (say) 14 to 38 will have a very big effect on the neighbour bonus for the high tech coutnries in the group.