- Sep 13, 2015
It won't. It mainly affects the civs that tend to be at the bottom of the AI performance tests than Ethiopia. The earlier Iron reveal is bound to improve balance and contribute towards fixing the difficulty of Domination victories, as well of many players reporting that Authority AIs tend to perform worse.Well maybe we will start talking about the UA's faith part. You openly admit that you might be creating a problem.
The argument is that it doesn't change anything, neither for better or for worse. Your complaint is addressed by AI adjustments to not buy what they can't use, not by delaying Iron reveal.So your argument is that this is already janky, and you're merely making it worse.
Also, remember that the AI gets a lot of science in the early eras based on difficulty; some of the reports of the AI buying Iron before they can use it may be neglecting that the AI has the science output to use it much earlier than the player can, or that the AI might already have Iron Working in the first place.
Another point, the AI's trade deals with the player is often tweaked, and we had cases where players commented that the AI just wasn't willing to pay anything worthwhile for Iron or Horses.