UI update, to have ceremony buttons along the ui when in a match, so we can swamp ceremonies without having to click the building or when being far.
Also ceremonies could use an update in effects and names, there are some ceremonies that could be a tech or upgrade other ceremonies (be integrated into other ceremonies).
Harvest Ceremonyto Fertility Ceremony
Increases train rate as before. Name-icon makes it clearer.
Gift Ceremonyto Offering Ceremony
This is just for flavour, it doesnt really needs a rename.
War Chief Ceremony
Ransom mechanic, hit points via War Ceremony.
Upgrades War and Vitality ceremonies.
Vitality Ceremony: Renamed from
Increase all units hit points and when idle heals them.
Note: All natives have Priest/healer, so it’s unfair, that only Aztecs have a healing ceremony.
Most of these unique ceremonies were given by default or card. Changed to tech instead that upgrades an existing ceremony adding an extra.
Moon Ceremony (Incas):
Upgrades Harvest Ceremony, gaining wood trickle.
A5 tech accessible to all natives.
Charging Ceremony (Lakota):
Upgrades Conquest Ceremony gaining 100% up to 200%.
Calendar Ceremony (Aztec):
Upgrades Offering Ceremony, same effect as before.
Founders Ceremony (Haudenosaunee):
Upgrades Fertility Ceremony, same effect as before.
Harvest Ceremony: Increase villager gather rates (max +50%, for ex).
One of the issues with natives is the lack of factory like buildings.
Conquest Ceremony: Increases all units siege damage up to 100% doesn’t affect artillery.
Another issue is the lack of artillery excepting Haudenosaunee and the captured versions.
Card “Ceremonies and Festivities”: Unlocks a second ceremony, plazas are able to choose 2 ceremonies.
Call of the People: Replaced by trainable militia. Healers Ceremony: Replaced by able to train them at fortress/town center. Garland War/Supay/Tokala Ceremonies: Replaced by able to train them at fortress.
Note: All those “spawn” units should be trainable, Town Center, Fortress or other place instead. Natives if attacked can be target at the plaza making its users easy pickings. How do you spawn militia then?
Town and War Ceremonies
This way all American natives will have around 6-7 ceremonies at most, 3 economic, 3 war and 1 for defense. They have almost the same ceremonies but with techs that make them unique.
There are a few things Id like to make notice:
Plaza issue: Haudenosaunee and Lakota lack a dedicated unit to assing to their Plazas, Aztecs can assign their Priests but are the hardest to get since its either cards, fortress or plaza spawn, while Incas have the easiest but are the ones that get least percentage.
That said assaigning villagers will use pop space and hinder economy between “”, while factories or others as africans use a system that doesnt use population. Options:
- Haudenosaunee, Lakota and Incas to be able to use Priests/Healers as Aztecs even if with less effectiveness.
- All to use animals as Incas, specially usefull for early game or even for those that prefer less percentage but more villagers working.
- Be able to use warriors too, since some times Plazas can be target, some players may chose to garrison priests/villagers.
Note: I dont know much of Northern american natives, but as most cultures they had some type of Priest or Spiritual figure, another option could be to integrate one or update the healer to look different for them.
If you have read so far, thank you. Please comment and share your thoughts just try to be constructive.