Gray Riders wrote:This game's even worse than SOI in terms of not fully explaining things, though, like some of the technology effects.
Yep. You get thrown in the deep end following the tutorial portion of the Hero Mode. I've logged hundreds of hours now and yet still there are things I haven't worked out.
Edit: So......tech stuff. Correct me if I'm wrong but from what I gather:
- siege and troop cost reduction tech appear to have no effect???
- siege weapon level boost appears
to only boost the durability of catapults and siege towers (and assuming battering rams), have seen it in a 300-900 range in the same battle, but this does not become apparent unless you build
the siege equipment in battle
- it's unclear to me if the pop boost tech ends up giving you more troops or not, since it's usually tied in with sentiment boost which has an obvious effect on recruitment
Still have yet to check ships tech effect, if any aside from the most obvious. And I wonder if castle weapon tech is like the siege boost, where it just increases their eggshell durability. Also it's worth noting that I had two guys from the same city with siege boost tech build a catapult, one had 300 DUR and the other had 540...
Anyone with different findings? Honestly I've never looked too deeply into these since siege equipment is so useless in this game.
Edit 2: OK troop discount works but it's not apparent unless you do the math, it goes from 1000 troops costing 100 gold for heavy and 200 gold for elite stuff, to 50 gold and 100 gold respectively with the large (L) reduction. Going to assume a similar reduction is applied to siege stuff for that tech. I don't know why Koei couldn't incorporate that into the menus...