#1 24.07.2018 00:36:55

Hans_Lemurson
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From: Silicon Valley
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Unit Ranks: consistent strength increase please!

Correct me if I'm wrong, but in the current standard ruleset, the first level of unit rank, Veteran grants 150% strength, followed by 175%, 200%, 225%...

This double-jump to the first rank bothers me, and makes it harder to judge by eyeball the power of a unit.

Shouldn't the strength multipliers go up by a simple +25% per level?  It would make the unit-rank graphics make a lot more sense!

Also, gaining 1.5x combat strength as a result of your first combat is really powerful.  It seems almost too powerful in my mind.

Is there a reason the steps go inconsistently other than the legacy Civ2's veterancy granting 150% strength?

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#2 24.07.2018 07:51:51

Corbeau
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Posts: 821

Re: Unit Ranks: consistent strength increase please!

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#3 24.07.2018 08:53:46

Hans_Lemurson
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From: Silicon Valley
Posts: 139

Re: Unit Ranks: consistent strength increase please!

veteran_power_fact = 100, 110, 120, 140, 150, 160, 170, 180, 200, 210, 220, 230, 240, 260, 280, 300, 330

You are my new friend!

Hmmm...there are a few funny jumps in there though... neutral

Have you considered a (roughly) constant ratio?  I think someone once said that "Superior training and superior weaponry, when taken together have a geometric effect..."

125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400

no that's way too steep.

110, 122, 134, 148, 164, 181, 200

  seems reasonable.  Maybe clean it up a bit

110, 120, 135, 150, 165, 180, 200, 220, 240

How about that?

Sometimes, for fun, I try to think of mathematical sequences that can be approximated well by simple integers!

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#4 24.07.2018 09:30:40

Corbeau
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Re: Unit Ranks: consistent strength increase please!

I think I had a reason for those steps, not sure which. Maybe because Barracks give 2 levels of veterancy. Also, you probably didn't notice, but most buildings connected to knowledge, money and faith also give one more level.

Also, Republic gives one level, Democracy gives none and all other governments give 2.

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