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J Flower
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Infrastructure

Post by J Flower on Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:09 pm

How much of an advantage economically or otherwise do having roads & Canals of "A" Grade bring.Will milestones help at all or tunnels . I take that there is a longterm effect.
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Re: Infrastructure

Post by Deacon on Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:21 pm

My economic advisors tell me that road and canal building improve EH, but I don't have enough experience to say how much...

I wish Richard would take EH out one more decimal point so it was a little clearer what was going on, but I guess Richard prefers us all confused and in the dark Wink

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Re: Infrastructure

Post by J Flower on Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:27 pm

Thank you,
I suspected that it would have a longterm benefit, just how deep that benefit goes would interest me, will it help a country towards an economic recovery when EH is in the doldrums. Or will it only help after the initial investment then tail off over time?

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Re: Infrastructure

Post by Guest on Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:42 pm

Canals boost trade much more than roads and I think the improvement is to make EH more resilient. Tunnels need to be ordered at the same time as the canals rather than added later as milestones can be. Personally I'm a big fan of tunnels, but I couldn't be specific on the additional benefit. Logically they should allow faster journeys, but perhaps at a greater cost in maintenance?
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Re: Infrastructure

Post by Jason on Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:47 pm

Roads are supposed to be a benefit but I've never really noticed it, canals do seem to have an immediate effect. some players have told me even road improvements have had an immediate effect for them so maybe I've just been unlucky on that front.
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Re: Infrastructure

Post by Deacon on Sun Sep 02, 2012 1:59 am

I suspect it's the rounding factor. I think roads help immediately always, but if they only add say .3 points, then you may or may not notice depending upon what the underlying real number is...
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Re: Infrastructure

Post by Kingmaker on Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:29 am

Canals are expensive but worth it


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Re: Infrastructure

Post by J Flower on Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:03 pm

When you have reached the "A" Grade in Roads & Canals, but the EH has over the years slipped back down the scale, will the use of tunnels, Marking stones, Bridges etc. Bring any EH benefits. Or is it more a case of looking at other economic factors rather than infrstructure.

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Re: Infrastructure

Post by J Flower on Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:53 am

Will putting mounted patrols on the road network help improve EH. Theory being a safer enviroment for traders/ road users
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Re: Infrastructure

Post by Deacon on Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:02 pm

J Flower wrote:Will putting mounted patrols on the road network help improve EH. Theory being a safer enviroment for traders/ road users

I've done it twice and not noticed any effect at all, though both countries were small. The rules imply it helps, but I've seen no evidence of it.

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Re: Infrastructure

Post by Ardagor on Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:39 pm

I have not seen any great effect from road patrols either, one time they saved a prospector party which is nice but hardly worth the effort.

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