I'd rather have this but I don't see any way of making it work without horribly breaking the Tall vs Wide balance.
If anyone wants to brainstorm, a balanced global pool needs a way to keep the link between local city population and GPP generation. Some undeveloped ideas:
- Lock specialists behind population thresholds, e.g. you can assign one specialist for every 5 or 10 local pop. Then give Tradition a policy that halves this threshold, so Tall can still keep up in GPPs while having less cities and less overall pop.
- Scale GPP generation with city population. E.g. a Musician specialist gives +1 GPP per 5 pop. You can have wonders etc. buffing this too
Obviously each needs a total rethink of building lines, policies and the mod in general, and still may end up breaking more than they fix.
While I'd like to have a global poll, I don't think any of the current proposals are convincing.
After a brief discussion on discord I'm understanding this global pool business better. While I've still have my concerns on Tall vs Wide, I'm retracting my criticisms in favor of the original (1/3 global 2/3 local) proposal.