I know they wanted to make wings more playstyle oriented or stragetic…
Added Fertile Crescent Technology, costs 25f 75g. Reduces wood and stone cost of economic buildings and houses by 25% .
Moved Fresh Foodstuffs to Town Center.
Fresh Foodstuffs villager cost bonus reduced from 50% to 35%"
But this on paper is already too strong NOT to always open eco wing on land maps; especially open land maps.
Let’s do the maff:
25% off TC is 300 w and 262.5 stone (likely will be truncated). The tech that makes the tc cheaper is 100res which means the tech+ the discount TC is already cheaper than standard TC (even cheaper than previous cost of TC); so the payoff is INSTANT you build your TC. that’s one…
Secondly ; before TC got nerfed with cost increase it wasn’t at all uncommon for Abby to have fresh food stuff and 2nd TC building SUB 6min; but now that TC houses and mills and alike will ne cheaper; not onpy will abbasid return to sub 6min TCs but also getting 7 or even sub 7 min gold age!!!‽
The only thing that can throw a monkey wrench in this BO is IFFF fertile Cresent is a 120s tech or more…