Follow-up Comment #1, bug #20521 (project freeciv): > However, the help for [civ2] Settlers says: > "Settlers in a Republic or Democracy require twice as much > food per turn, and in Communist or Fundamentalist societies, > three times as much." I haven't checked the original game, but two references I've found (1 <http://www.strategyplanet.com/allsid/civilization%202/government.asp>, 2 <http://strategywiki.org/wiki/Civilization_II/Government>) don't mention it, and the first indicates that food upkeep is 1 for these govs.
Did we make this up? * The "three times as much" text came from me in patch #1390. I presume I was just updating docs to match the ruleset, so we can't take that as intention. * Going back, I think r11293 <http://svn.gna.org/viewcvs/freeciv?revision=11293&view=revision> (when effects were added) bumped it from 2 to 3, and that this was probably inadvertent. * Going back further, upkeep=2 seems to have been deliberate; r4517 <http://svn.gna.org/viewcvs/freeciv?revision=4517&view=revision> deliberately changed it for Communism, and r3761 <http://svn.gna.org/viewcvs/freeciv?revision=3761&view=revision> implemented Fundamentalism in this state. So I think we should at least reduce it to 2 (under a new ticket), and possibly back to 1 (depending on whether we can find out what commercial Civ2 did). (I can see a possible game balance argument for having high settler upkeep, to balance the military advantages of these governments, but the civ2 ruleset isn't the place for such tweaks.) > (Incidentally, if we are intentionally shipping rulesets with > upkeep 3, it's not ideal that the upkeep icon can only go up > to 2 -- I only noticed this by hovering over the unit icon to > get the upkeep numbers.) Patch #3824 will address this limitation. _______________________________________________________ Reply to this item at: <http://gna.org/bugs/?20521> _______________________________________________ Message sent via/by Gna! http://gna.org/ _______________________________________________ Freeciv-dev mailing list Freecivfirstname.lastname@example.org https://mail.gna.org/listinfo/freeciv-dev