Just a minor issue, perhaps even something dumb to request for some, but:
Now that Persians have access to the Caravanserai, it’s no longer a Unique Building, no longer a feature unique to a single civilization. It is now a building accesible by (for now) two civilizations, like Mule Carts and Fortified Churches.
I like when civ bonuses are elegantly presented with a few simple straightforward descriptions. Having Caravanserais listed as a civilization bonus for two civs feels a bit clumsy.
Also, the Persians’ list of bonuses looks a little overloaded.
I consider having access to Caravanserais is no longer needed to be listed as a civilization bonus.
Well, it was a civilization bonus originally.
The devs later add it to the Persians.
It is something similar to the Winged Hussar, which is listed as unique unit for two civilizations, not even unique unit armor but more like a unite upgrade of a standard unit.
I like the way is it right now, but I see your point.
Well, the map ends in Egypt. And although there were not Caravanserais per se in North Africa, these things (there is no english wikipedia entry, sorry) were basically Caravanserais. Many of those were built during the Almoravid and Almohad reigns of Morroco, which are undoubtly encompassed by the Berbers civ.
I thought the Caravanserai could work as a “regional” islamic unique building, but it also makes sense if it’s limited only to the Silk Road. China was also part of the Silk Road tho, and I don’t think the Caravanserai would fit them. That’s my issue with it being a Silk Road regional building
I’d prefer if it is keep the same for every civ.
I’m not gonna say it don’t fit them, cause I do not know about central asian practices on commerce and trade well enough, but my impression is that pre-mongols western steppe nomads were not that much integrated into a caravan trade network as much as the rest of the islamic world. I may be wrong tho
Actually it doesn’t make sense because there is no Silk Road, there are SIlk Roads and they connected China to Europe so you cannot give a bonus to half of the civilisations of the game.
In Central Asia (in the modern sense), the Silk Roads crossed southern Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. The fact that Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan were nomads didn’t stop them from trading in the caravans.
The Mongols, not at all. They were the ennemy of the Silk Road.