Re: Enhancing Trade

Rich Skrenta (
Fri, 26 Nov 93 14:48:00 EST

> I want to see folks moving goods shortish distances and making
> a fair living (just). I want to see some really profitable but very
> long distance routes, so we have _heavily_laden_ ships travelling
> vast distances for great profit. I'd like there to be so much of this,
> some players seriously consider piracy as worthwhile.

What do you consider a reasonable "vast distance"? 20 provinces (ocean
or land)? 50 provinces?

I figure one can move at a top speed (without gatecraft) of 7.5 provinces/
month. But I've been thinking that the current map is too large, and that
perhaps it should be 50x50 or so for the beta test. But this would mean
that a route could be at most 3-4 months long.

It just occured to me that Gatecraft really screws trade. Why build big
ships when you can teleport?

Rich Skrenta <>

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