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Herald visits

Postby bjg » Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:31 pm

How many times can the Herald visit you? Never visited me more than three times, even if didn't offer all existing codexes.

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Re: Herald visits

Postby sven » Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:56 pm

bjg wrote:How many times can the Herald visit you? Never visited me more than three times, even if didn't offer all existing codexes.

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The way it's coded up, he just shows up every 50 years, starting whenever you first start researching "hyperspace anomalies".

I think there's an argument to be made that his visits should be 1) more random, and 2) on average a bit more frequent. But, if you have the metal to afford his techs, herald visits can be very powerful game-balance-altering swings, so I think making them frequent enough that the player could rely on having regular access to that market in any given playthrough would probably be a mistake.

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Re: Herald visits

Postby zolobolo » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:30 pm

sven wrote:[spoiler]

I had visit from Herlad withouth the non-random pre-condition being met

The bonuses are huge and with the new balance everyone should be able to afford them

I think that normal tech should not be for sale. unique tech should be more expensive and probably get its own icon ;)

optinaly: the unique tech (now hte only one in sale and on higher metal cost) might also have another price attached to it: Influence. Representing the idea that dealing with the Arda and buying crazy powerfull alien tech from them recreases your standing among other empires - might as well put some relationship penalty in there


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