<URL: http://bugs.freeciv.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=35646 >

Per I. Mathisen wrote:
> <URL: http://bugs.freeciv.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=35646 >
> On Sat, 10 Feb 2007, Christian Knoke wrote:
>>> This patch removes all unsafe terrain, both the unsafe terrain flag
>>> (currently unused, used to set for glaciers, but was removed since it
>>> was annoying) and unsafe ocean for triremes. Instead, triremes simply
>>> cannot travel into an ocean square with no coastline.
>> Doesn't this mean it will be harder for triremes to discover new land?
> Yes, unfortunately.

Not necessarily.  With shallow and deep ocean, triremes are allowed to
travel anywhere there is shallow ocean.  Once this is implemented,
depending on the settings (how much shallow versus deep ocean is
created) the range of triremes could actually be increased.

In the simplistic system Per is proposing where triremes are confined to
coastline, yes their range is lowered because they cannot cross
non-coastal areas.


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