- Aug 12, 2021
There’s lots of diplomatic civs that don’t get extra WC votes. Siam and Greece for instance. It’s weird that the only 2 civs in the game that get extra WC votes from their UAs also happen to be the 2 Germanic ones. That’s why I have been pushing for Germany to get some other bonus to diplomacy, like an alternative source of influence.
Looking for extra influence? Why not give Germany intrinsic influence from city state trade routes? Maybe a fixed 2 per turn. That can stack with statecraft and/or freedom. Or you can just use it without those policies and use way of the noble truth to secure alliances. It would make Germany's city state trade routes stronger and would give them an early way to secure alliances.
If combined with the statecraft bonus, it would give 7 influence per turn from trade routes (if you have at least 5 of them). Compared to the 5 other civs get, it does not sound OP.
At least it is more synergistic than the current extra votes and GA points.