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New Idea [Suggestion] Change time of construction boost

Change time of construction boost?

  • Yes

    Votes: 11 55.0%
  • No

    Votes: 5 25.0%
  • keep the old one and add the new option

    Votes: 4 20.0%

  • Total voters
    20

vesgouo

Baronet
[Suggestion] Change time of construction boost



 
Reason
Nobody wants to keep the tavern blocked for 3 days (And at a high cost on silver coins)
Details
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Balance
there could even be both options as a way to balance
Abuse Prevention
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Summary
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Have you looked to see if this has already been suggested?
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Question: In higher ages, most blds take more than 4 hours to complete. How would this work with the boost?
That would require what the third option of the Poll suggestion: "keep the old one and add the new option". That would be :
  • Three options lasting 4 hrs with different boosts (25%, 50% and 75%) with different Silver Cost (400, 1200, 3600) plus
  • Current options that allow for 48 hr and 72 hrs. (Current option for 25% / 4hrs is repeated)
  • Maybe add a middle new option for 24 hrs.
However, If the above six (6) options are implemented I suggest to have six (6) different Silver coin costs, one for each option.
 

vesgouo

Baronet
Question: In higher ages, most blds take more than 4 hours to complete. How would this work with the boost?
The bonus applies at the moment you place the building. After that it doesn't matter if the bonus runs out.

(Actually, only 10 minutes of bonus would be enough to build everything you need)
 

xivarmy

Emperor
Once upon a time when the game was much different I actually used the full 3 days. Arctic Future was the last age at the time, and the gain 10k happiness and gain 12k happiness quests were very appealing to up my quest-count with a not-so-high Chateau Frontenac. I was not yet at the end of the age with the Ice Flower to be able to just do the 8 deco quest efficiently (my CF wasn't high enough to support the costs of 8 tube entrances)

I had a sizeable portion of my city set aside to build (Bronze Age) Taverns, which with the construction boost would complete in about 10 minutes. A full set of taverns would get me 2 quests for up to 12 an hour. Taverns were chosen as a balance between construction time, construction costs, and number of clicks required. High age decos would've taken less time, but cost too much. Higher cultural buildings would take too long to build. Cheaper cultural buildings would take even more space (though I did consider them).

I got lots of curious questions about why I had 40+ Bronze Age taverns in my Arctic Future city, it was great :) Oh for simpler times... These days if I had such a city I'd get a much different form of player interaction I expect - rude questions about why I was wasting so much space :p (And to be fair, I wouldn't set aside that much space anymore for it even if it was the only option to increase quest count - and in my AF world I have a high enough CF that I could do the 8 tubes and 2 unbirthday-style quests in AF til I unlock the iceflower - and use 500 culture FE decos in the case I want to do the happiness quests)

Since then the main purpose for the construction boost has been for rapid barracks switches where I want to get them up and producing troops for GvG (also something I haven't done much in a very long while). I'd use the construction boost to make the time reasonable and then recruitment boost to crank out many sets to fill DAs. For which purpose I'd kill for a shorter duration because as mentioned earlier, I just need it long enough to start the constructions. (When I was doing this, i'd typically buy a cheap short throw away buff in slot 1 so I could park the 3 day construction boost in slot 2, and still be able to use slot 1 without paying 50 diamonds daily)

I could see wanting a multiday version in a very early city maybe because you might need to actually build houses, wait for them to complete, and then build what you wanted the population for. But the chances that you've fully unlocked your tavern to have the big boost, and yet still need to build houses to build something else (i.e. haven't won any event pop sources yet) seem very low.

So overall I'd be in favor of shortening its duration, or having the option to cancel buffs at will (though they've nixed that before I'm pretty sure since they want to pressure you into paying 50 diamonds for the second boost).
 
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