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[gameplay]: disable artillery towers and bolt towers
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Authored by Nescio on Dec 21 2019, 5:39 PM.

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Summary

Although it's nice that artillery towers (rP23094) and bolt towers (rP23160) have been created and added to the game, enabling them by default is a mistake, because it distorts gameplay:

  • the AI does not build them;
  • not all civs have them;
  • their stats are rather arbitrary;
  • there appears to have been no proper discussion or extensive play-testing;
  • the right selection panel can only display up to 24 entities.

This patch ensures ordinary towers can't be upgraded to artillery towers or bolt towers and that those can't be built directly.
They remain still available for maps and mods. The same applies to the stables etc added last year.

Test Plan

Apply the patch, play-test a couple of games, agree this is an improvement.

Event Timeline

Nescio created this revision.Dec 21 2019, 5:39 PM

Successful build - Chance fights ever on the side of the prudent.

Link to build: https://jenkins.wildfiregames.com/job/vs2015-differential/840/display/redirect

Successful build - Chance fights ever on the side of the prudent.

Link to build: https://jenkins.wildfiregames.com/job/docker-differential/1356/display/redirect

Nescio retitled this revision from [gameplay balance]: disable artillery towers and bolt towers to [gameplay]: disable artillery towers and bolt towers.Dec 23 2019, 4:21 PM
Nescio updated this revision to Diff 11027.Jan 15 2020, 1:55 PM
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Nescio removed a reviewer: borg-.Jan 15 2020, 1:55 PM
Nescio added a subscriber: elexis.

Successful build - Chance fights ever on the side of the prudent.

Link to build: https://jenkins.wildfiregames.com/job/vs2015-differential/1046/display/redirect

Successful build - Chance fights ever on the side of the prudent.

Link to build: https://jenkins.wildfiregames.com/job/macos-differential/142/display/redirect

Successful build - Chance fights ever on the side of the prudent.

Link to build: https://jenkins.wildfiregames.com/job/docker-differential/1564/display/redirect

Nescio edited reviewers, added: Restricted Owners Package; removed: Restricted Owners Package.Jan 15 2020, 2:05 PM