> Say for every olympian year that has gone by, new players
> start with an additional 5 wood and 250 gold.
The whole point of doubling wood is that a newbie would have enough
wood to build a galley. It's not that hard right now to find 1 friend
and build a joint galley, but not that many folks are doing it, so
let's make it even easier.
> In order
> to avoid crys of unfairness from existing players at the
> end of each year, increase their claim piles by the same
We shouldn't pander to crybabies. If we take that kind of attitude,
Rich will never make any change.
However, the tie-in with eliminating the 25 gold Times payment is
nice. I think that the Times payment should definately go.
> Someone else suggested being able to get your free build of a
> ship rather than a tower.
This more-or-less subverts the reason behind the free tower. It's
fairly trivial to build a ship if you have a city that teaches the
skills and enough wood and peasants. You can't build a tower without