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animal training technology

Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 1:19 pm
by Alex486
Create a technology called Animal Training. It could be an upgrade in the stable or advancement center. Cost is 8 turns. All animal units (bird, dog, horse related units, an elephant units) get a +1 in speed.

Re: animal training technology

Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 1:27 pm
by Stratego (dev)
good!
however this way this would be too op. we should split up into separate technologies: like "elephant training" and "horseshoe upgrade" for knights and other normal horse ridden units.

Balint: please get the thech ideas too into the voting! :)

Re: animal training technology

Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 5:45 pm
by balint
Understood :D

Re: animal training technology

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2015 2:16 pm
by Pepe
I think we should get back the idea of this technology that makes elephants faster by adding +1 speed. Elephants are almost never used.

Re: animal training technology

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2015 6:16 pm
by Stratego (dev)
ok! i am open to the suggestion, vote for it on next update and please suggest image for it (i understand it only for elephants, not all animals)

Re: animal training technology

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 8:32 am
by Alexander82
We spoke about that in this topic too: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1537

Re: animal training technology

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 8:44 am
by Alexander82
To balance it we might split it in different parts then:

Elephant Training: Cost 5 at the stable, Elephant speed increase by 1
Advanced Mounted Maneuvers: Cost 8 at the stable Mounted Horselike units speed increase by 1 (if we decide to make it only for melee the cost could go down to 6)
Improved March: Cost 8 at the barracks Infantry units speed increase by 1
Movement Shooting: Cost 10 at the shooting range Ranged non-mounted units speed increase by 1 (We might decide to make it for both mounted and non-mounted if we make "Advanced Mounted Maneuvers" only for melee)
Improved Wheels: Cost 12 at the siege workshop Siege weapons and cart units speed increase by 1 (we might make it work for chariots too, so that, paired with "Advanced Mounted Maneuvers" they might earn a +2 to speed)
Pilgrimage: Cost 6 at the church Healers and Missionaries speed increase by 1

What do you think?

I scaled costs thinking about the final benefit that you can earn. Highly mobile archers and siege weapons are very powerful (you can move a large group to make serious damage tu big units and building with a swarm of arrows), Faster knights would be even more useful and faster infantry would reach easily the enemy. Healers speed increase would be necessary to make them keep up with your army. Elephant cost is lower because is something like a must to make them useful (and they are also costy units).
I wouldn't increase speed for dogs and birds because you need them mostrly to explore in the beginning, in an advanced game you might just send a knight around or use an ornithopter.


By the way, we might make all this techs researchble at the advancement center with a reduced cost, what you think?