|So what did you buy, that cost over 480,000 bc?|
Eleven 40,000 bc battleships plus a few buildings.
|And if you are making that much, wouldn't you have so much in the treasury in a few turns as to make it nearly impossible to overspend?|
I spend the 480,000 bc each and every turn. In one similar game I did get tired of spending the money for about the last year and ended the game with 50 million bc in my treasury.
|I wonder how it is even possible to make so much.|
290 planets, *lots* of stock exchanges, a couple of economic resources to mine and the economic prosperity event.
|Is it due to your starbases|
No. I use arrays of economic starbases with manufacturing modules to boost research and production but I don't bother with trade or trade modules.
Note that this is still v1.31, I'll need to modify this with v1.4 to include morale buildings. This will definitely cut into the amount of money you can make, but you should still be able to get into the hundreds of thousands range.
The short story is that I do my initial colony build pretty much like everyone else and get about 50-60 planets that are my core worlds. I build these with something like 4 factories 4 economic buildings a research building and a farm. I usually hold off on the farm until I get some morale tech, wonders and resources.
Once I start to conquering planets, I immediately convert them to one or two farms and all stock exchanges, no starport, no factories, no research, no nothing. With v1.4 I'll probably need one VRC for every 4 stock exchanges or so. My 50 original planets are totally sufficient for all my production. In fact as you earn more and more money, you can begin to convert some of them to money planets as well. That's pretty much it. When you get to the end of a gigantic abundant all loose cluster game and have 500 planets with 460 or so optimized for income plus all of the economic resources in the game getting close to a million bc's a turn is not out of the question. With v1.4 maybe this gets cut down to a half million a turn, but that's still a lot of money.