You can’t just consider VS, you have to think about how useful it is.
For instance, sometimes you don’t need a tower, so the governor is just bad. On the other hand, you always need food, and it’s the easiest resource to spend, so it has to be weaker.
Besides, some civs don’t have a 400w politician (brit, swedes, spain), and then 500f is a good option.
Why should we buff an already viable polician to make it the “go to” politician?
That’s a good question.
It is viable for sure if you want to be aggressive (like the aklak double musk build or the double rax lb/pike) but 2 semi fattened cows is worth 200 food (you need to gather it), and 2v is better than 300f.
I guess 2v+cows will become the standard for eco builds and people will use 500f to rush.
I don’t understand why you want age up with 500f as brit when you have so many vili to protect. Saving 1 vili with your tower make your 200g + tower better, and the tower can do so much more. To me, you don’t realy need 500f in early age 2.
Agree but there are not a lot of situation where 500f > tower and to me 500f deserve to be buffed. Idk about sweden but 500f is almost never used (only with brit and i realy want to know what is the ratio of 500f / tower age up)
so 6 Euro six have the 400w, it’s twice the number of civs that do not have it. Is 500f a great option thou? It is not so useful when the 6 Civs that have 400w and 500f always go for the 400w. It’s a no brainer, and this is a strategy game that should require some thinking when you ageup.
I wont be the “to-go” politician, it still offers less than 400w. It will be a buff to fresh up strategies on a 15yo game bc you will have another -arguably- good option to age.
For example, they buffed the Naturalist and now you consider more options before you age.
I am not askign for card changes because that is another mechanic of the game, for Trading Post and 700/600 resources cards developers didnt want to make a distinction (to force some decisions). But for the ageup politicians you know they did want to make a difference, why is it 400w/500f and no 400w/400f then?
exactly, is not about to messing up existing strategies. It is about encouraging new strats buffing less used technologies.
------* Why are we so afraid of changing things? We can always reverted if it becomes the best ageup option -which will probably not-
Would you rather have the old revolutions that were rarely used or these new revolt mechanics?