- Feb 14, 2011
I'd rather the "theme mixed" districts be reserved for unique districts for certain civs, rather than making them generic for all civs. It would also help to make unique districts feel more unique than they did in Civ 6. They already experimented with Gaul having an Industrial Zone being able to defend itself like an Encampment, but they could take the next step and make it to where you can choose to have both a workshop and an armory. Korean Seowons could have both a shrine and a university etc.
I don't, at all, feel every theme-mixed district should be Civ-specific, even if many of them end up being so.This is another option I have also some examples like:
> MAIN STREET (American UD)
* Its buildings are Town Hall (Meeting House), Saloon (Theater) and General Store (Bank).* Double immigrant attraction.> CALPULLI (Aztec UD)
* Its buildings are Chinampa (Farm), Telpochcalli (Barrack) and Tianguis (Market).* Can be build on lakes for extra food.> WITZOB (Maya UD)
* Its buildings are Observatory (Library), Ballcourt (Arena) and Pyramid (Temple).* Extra science from adjacent natural wonder.> TAMBO (Inca UD)
* Its buildings are Kallanka (Fort), Qullqa (Granary) and Acllahuasi (Worshop).* Can be build on mountains linking trade routes.> HACIENDA (Mexican UD)
* Its buildings are Ingenio (Plantation), Capilla (Shrine) and Lienzo (Stable).* Extra production from adjacent farm or pasture.> MEDINA (Berber UD)
* Its buildings are Kasbah (Fort), Riad (Resort) and Zawiyah (Monastery).* Double the yield from Dyes, Olives, Citrus and Salt in the same city.
Still this problem about regular specialized distritcs is that some of them feels kind of forced, particularly early game. Futhermore the bonus they provide causes the need to build them in absurd number and positions since early game. For example ancient Campus occupying a tile with only a Library constrats with real ancient libraries that were mainly part of a Royal Pallace or Temple (after all early scholars arised from scribes and priests), even the Roman Public Libraries were more an exception than a rule for the classical world so they will fit more as part of some unique Roman district. Similarly the Monastery could be avaible to religions with the Monasticism tenet, leaving the science specialized Campus distric (University Building) as avaible only until Medieval Era.
I'm hoping the religion mechanics in future iterations of Civ will made sensible, historical, viable, and respectful enough that the specific mechanics mentioned here won't be at all relevant.- Some districts like Holy Site should be more unique For example inverting their relation to religion founding, so you can establish a Holy Site only by action of a Great Prophet at the moment a religion is founded.