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Aircraft Range and Range Promotion

Discussion in 'General Balance' started by Stalker0, Oct 6, 2019.

  1. Stalker0

    Stalker0 Baller Magnus

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    Currently I think the Air Range promotion is too vital of an upgrade for aircraft. Aircraft Range is too short normally, there are lots of times when I'm out of range in common combat scenarios, and the +2 range from the upgrade is just huge. The only time I have forgone the range upgrade is when using planes from carriers, and then I inevitably regret it once I take the sea and my planes move to land.

    I recommend the following:

    1) Increase the range of bombers by 1.
    2) Decrease the range upgrade benefit to 1 (down from 2).
     
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  2. saamohod

    saamohod Prince

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    Makes good sense to me. Default range for bombers is too short. Air Range promotion is too precious and therefore a no-brainer as a first promotion.
     
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  3. Craigsttaa24

    Craigsttaa24 Chieftain

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    I agree, i ALWAYS take the range promotion first.

    Reducing the promotion to +1 is a good suggestion, and could consider a pair of +1 range promotions.

    Could also be interesting if there is a strategic resource bonus to increase air range.

    Or add a range bonus it to a wonder, similar to great lighthouse for ships? I saw there was talk recently of revamping the pentagon. It could be a good fit.
     
  4. pineappledan

    pineappledan Deity

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    If pentagon gave a free military base (+25%:c5production: towards air units), a free +1 range promotion, and a free cargo promotion to carriers, that would probably still not be quite impactful enough for a late game military wonder. I guess it also has that espionage bonus though.
     
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  5. Stalker0

    Stalker0 Baller Magnus

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    Hey @Gazebo, thoughts on the OP here? Seems like an easy change if you agree (I think).
     
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  6. phantomaxl1207

    phantomaxl1207 King

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    Bombers are lacking in interesting Promotions, compared to any other Unit, imo.
     
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  7. Zanteogo

    Zanteogo Prince

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    I agree with the OP.

    I also have to add, since the limit of 2 aircraft. Air war had taken a massive back seat. It has always been on weak ground to start with. (Once your enemy’s get air defence, it’s took a back burner, it was only really useful if you took advantage of it if you got planes first)
     

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