I have a series of ideas for the marketplace and merchants that I send them separately in different topics. Please comment. Thank
The first idea:
The speed of merchants with and without resources should be different. Naturally, a full and empty cart moves at different speeds. Therefore, merchants must move faster when they do not have resources.
This idea can be added to the game in two simple and complex ways.
1. Simple Way:
The speed of the merchants of each tribe is known. Use this speed as the speed of merchants when they have resources with them. The speed of merchants when they do not have resources can be a coefficient of their speed when carrying resources. For example, this coefficient can be 2 or 1.5.
If the coefficient is 1.5
- Romans merchants: Speed with resources 16 f/h Speed without resources 24 f/h
- Gauls merchants: Speed with resources 24 f/h Speed without resources 36 f/h
- Teotons merchants: Speed with resources 12 f/h Speed without resources 18 f/h
1. Complex Way:
In this way, even when merchants carry resources but the amount is less than their total capacity, their speed increases. For this purpose, the speed of merchants in all conditions, whether they have resources or not, is calculated from the following formula
S = D + (C-R)*k*D/C
S = Speed obtained of merchants
D = Default Merchant Speed at Full Resource Capacity (which is the current game speed)
C = Capacity
R = The amount of resources that come with merchants
K = Fixed coefficient determined by developers = 0.5
For example, let's do these calculations for the Roman tribe. In three different situations.
D=16, C=500, R=500(Use the full capacity), K=1.5
S = 16 + (500-500)*0.5*16/500 = 16 f/h
D=16, C=500, R=0(Without any resource), K=1.5
S = 16 + (500-0)*0.5*16/500 = 16 + 8 = 24 f/h
D=16, C=500, R=250(With resources less than capacity), K=1.5
S = 16 + (500-250)*0.5*16/500 = 16 + 4 = 20 f/h
So if the Roman Merchant has only 250 resources (less than capacity), its speed will be 20 instead of 16 when it goes, and it will be 24 when it returns.
This is where the first idea ended. I will be happy to read your comments. Stay tuned for more ideas on merchants and marketplace
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