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[Vote] (7-06) Oil and Oil Well Tech Requirement Proposals

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Dec 19, 2017
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VP Congress: Session 7, Proposal 6

Discussion Thread: (7-06) Oil and Oil Well Tech Requirements
Proposer: @Yngwie
Sponsor: @Legen

Proposal Details
Problem: Refinery (Plastics) and Plains (Flight) can be unlocked without Oil revealed and Oil Well available
Proposal: Move revealing Oil to Steam Power and Oil well to Dynamite
Rationale: Oil was known long before the internal combustion engine and therefore should be revealed earlier. Additionally, Coal was moved to Chemistry in a previous session, therefore it's possible to do the same with Oil.

VP Congress: Session 7, Proposal 6a
Discussion Thread: (7-06a) Move Both Oil Reveal Tech and Oil Well To Dynamite
Proposer: @azum4roll
Sponsor: @jarcast2

Proposal Details
Oil is revealed and can be improved with Oil Well at Dynamite, instead of Combustion.

  • Currently you can unlock Oil units (Triplanes, Bombers and Carriers) without access to Oil. This effectively pushes the planes back one tech from where they're supposed to be.
  • Landship is the only unit other than Chariot Archer that requires a strategic resource revealed on the same tech. Its premiere is also pushed back, unless you happen to have GPTI or cities on some Oil, which all boils down to luck.
  • The original proposal has Oil revealed before its improvement, which is unprecedented for a strategic resource. It's also unclear whether the improveable tech should be Steam Power or Dynamite - the former means GPTI or cities can improve it.

Issue solved?
Refineries (at Plastic) provide Oil, but that tech requires neither Combustion nor Dynamite, which means you can get Oil AND use Oil (to build planes or carriers) before revealing Oil (see this issue).
This counterproposal would make Oil unusable even if you get it through Refineries, as both Flight and Computers require Dynamite.
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