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mining costs are changing

PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:55 am
by ron
hi everyone!

we're releasing a rules update today. most of the stuff is minor, but there's one major thing people should be aware of. previously, mines cost 50, 100, 150, 200, 250, etc.

we found that too often this leads to a mining race at the end and people are reluctant to attack, which almost always makes for a more exciting ending.

so we are changing the mining costs to 50, 100, 200, 300, 300, 300, etc.

the hope is that with higher mining costs at the end, it becomes more appealing to attack others. if there's anything we learned in making this game, however, is that rule changes don't always have the desired effect, or have significant unforeseen effects in addition to the desired effect, so we're going to try this for a while and see if we like it.

if you have thoughts you'd like to share about this, we'd love to hear them.