Aug 4th 2010, 5:05:41
This is a minor government update, targeting specifically Dictatorships; this was something we had planned during the last round of government updates, but hadn't fully vetted it out; now that we've mulled over it a while, here it is:
New Bonus: +32% Building Capture;
(This means that, rather than capturing 48% of buildings as is normal, they capture 80% of buildings; the percentage refers to buildings/land_captured)
This is intended to do a number of things, including make Dict more viable for wargaining or netgaining, specifically by providing an instrument to mitigate the BPT penalty. It also is intended to get some Dicts grabbing again, and also aid the whole land creation thing ;)
With respect to the inevitable criticism: Why don't we just reduce Dict's BPT penalty?
The reason mainly is that the Dict bonuses are VERY powerful, especially in war; it is, however, sometimes a more difficult government to play during growth, and this targets that specifically.
This change will roll out to servers as they reset, and WILL happen in the upcoming Alliance round.
As usual, post your comments and criticisms here. If somebody finds a major flaw in our logic we're always open to change ;)
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