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[Vote] (7-35) Merchant Specialist Buff Proposals

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Dec 19, 2017
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VP Congress: Session 7, Proposal 35

Discussion Thread: (7-35) Increase Merchant Specialist To 5 Gold
Proposer: @rkkn
Sponsor: @L. Vern

Proposal Details
A merchant specialist gives +4 :c5gold:, -1 :c5food:. Aside from the great person points, this is about on par with working an unimproved bare hill (2 :c5production:). Kinda terrible. All of the other specialists give better yields.

Proposal: Increase the gold to 5.

VP Congress: Session 7, Proposal 35a
Discussion Thread: (7-35a) Increase Tech Boost To Merchants
Proposer: @azum4roll
Sponsor: @Legen

Proposal Details
Current Merchant:
Base: +4 :c5gold:
Currency: +1 :c5gold:
Economics: +1 :c5gold:
Internet: +3 :c5gold:

The base yields are perfectly fine. You unlock your first Merchant at Market, and it's good to work if you need some quick :c5gold: Gold.
After Classical era, there's zero boost on Merchants until late Renaissance and they're stuck at +5 :c5gold: each unless you grab some policies or beliefs that boost specialists.
Then they become +6 :c5gold: for pretty much the entire mid-late game.

Proposed tech boosts:
Currency: +1 :c5gold:
Guilds: +1 :c5gold:
Economics: +2 :c5gold:
Corporations: +2 :c5gold:
Internet: +3 :c5gold:

Now this can compete with Engineers, Scientists, and even the cultural specialists.
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