What the patch proposes is to "clean up" the technologies by mixing armor/speed techonology in one, replacing armor for health.
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The technology that has the largest effect on your income is the +25% movement speed increase, both with and without this patch.
Deprecating or merging the trade_convoys_speed.json and trade_convoys_armor.json is fine by me. The rest of the patch is not.
Two identical commercial gain technologies and an additional commercial gain technology for international routes, which in theory is basically the same thing.
You're mistaken, it's not the same thing. An increase in international bonus means that not only does it increase your gain when trading with markets and docks of other players, it also increase the gain of other players when trading with your markets and docks. It's a nice concept and allows for more interesting and cooperative gameplay. For comparison, the cart dock and market have a +0.1 international bonus as well.
What the patch proposes is to "clean up" the technologies by mixing the 3 commercial gain techonlogies in just one.
Gather technologies researched at the storehouse and farmstead have identical modifications, yet it makes sense to have one for each phase. I'd say the same applies to trade gain technologies.
What's wrong with having two trade gain technologies? The storehouse technologies are fine, aren't they?
If some market has to go, I'd say deprecate trade_convoys_speed. I don't really care about trade_convoys_armor either.
And if you want to simply have fewer similar technologies, have a look at the healer technologies at the temple.
I can agree to keep two techs for commercial gain, but I see no reason to keep tech for international gain, it seems to me repeated. my intention is to clean and add new technologies soon.
the same will apply to temple technologies.
I can agree to keep two techs for commercial gain, but I see no reason to keep tech for international gain, it seems to me repeated.
It's fundamentally different. If you're only trading with yourself, it won't help you at all (which is my it is so cheap), but if you have allies, both you and them benefit. It may be a bit more difficult to understand, but it encourages cooperation, therefore I'd really like it to stay.
Previously: 1.1^3=1.331, i.e. a 33% increase.
Patch: 1.15^3=1.521, i.e. a 52% increase.
I'm fine with increasing the trade gain technologies from +10% to +15%, but please remove the +25% movement speed bonus to compensate, and keep the trade_commercial_treaty.json unchanged.
I still don't really get why this is 20% and not 15% like the first one, or even 10% if we want to make it less of a no-brainer.
Please remove this.
Yes, I agree, don't increase it 20%.