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Air Trading

Discussion in 'Civ - Ideas & Suggestions' started by lmuk2011, Jun 1, 2014.

  1. lmuk2011

    lmuk2011 Chieftain

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    So we have Sea Trading and Land Trading, but what about a Air Trade, yes, Trade Routes using aircraft like the cargo that is used when deploying paratroopers. it has much longer distance to a point where it can reach any part of the world.
     
  2. sam44hill

    sam44hill Always go for the Kill

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    While this is an interesting idea the majority of the world's trade is still done via water or overland.
     
  3. lmuk2011

    lmuk2011 Chieftain

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    true, but it's an idea
     
  4. lmuk2011

    lmuk2011 Chieftain

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    Plus sea and road routes can only go a certain distances, air route can get to the furthest civs
     
  5. Asklepios

    Asklepios Warlord

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    Air trading should be logistically harder to pull off, so maybe make it require an Airport to build an Air Freight unit, and have it have unlimited range to any city with an airport in it but the same trade value as a caravan (rather than a cargoship). This'd make it have some sense of realism in that mostly sea trade would reap greater economic benefits, but air trade would have benefits too

    Then much later, you could have The Internet allow E-trading, which would allow unlimited range trading with no actual unit moving that could be plundered.
     
  6. lmuk2011

    lmuk2011 Chieftain

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    awesome ideas
     
  7. danaphanous

    danaphanous religious fanatic

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    I like it. But yes, at least your city needs an airport--probably both, though airports are a rare build unless someone is going cultural. You can't just fly in and trade with any 1-pop city in the jungle, wouldn't make sense and would make the range too OP.
     
  8. kaspergm

    kaspergm Deity

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    This is something I've also advocated for before. I know some people discard the idea because they find it unrealistic, but I don't really care. Instead of the normal airport building however (which comes very late) I'd instead have another building (airstrip or something like that) which unlocked with flight which allowed air units to land in city. Might also go for military air units ...
     

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