I just can't even comprehend that income.
So does the loss of income due to having over 20000 BC in your treasury effect score? I nver noticed if the loss was considered a new kind of expense or if your income was actually lowered.
Oh BTW i FINALLY got my 20 game medal.
We've had this discussion a couple of times, in several different threads, and I think even including this one.
I believe a number of players have come out in support of the idea of it being an added expense, since score only cares about gross, but unfortunately that's not how it works.
It's a racial malus, factored in alongside the racial bonuses, so when you already have a +300% bonus, it simply lowers it to a +280% bonus. x4 vs. x3.8 is about a 5.3% relative difference, and the score from it isn't linear (I should check on this, but there's no reason for me to question it at present); it has diminishing returns. Therefore, 5% more income does not result in 5% more score, even from income, let alone overall.
It's more important to spend your excess income (i.e. do things with it) than it is to spend down below 20k. The guy who only spends down to 30k is going to have a higher score than the guy who just lets the money pile up, because he's actually doing things, and hopefully he's doing things that contribute to score.
So if we did an analysis of someone who spent down to 19,999 every turn and someone who spent down to 20,000 every turn, the scores would be within about 0.8% to 1.0% of each other-assuming all other factors were equal (which they never are). But since we're talking million-point games, another 1% is another 10,000.