Unit info in manual

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The Alchemist
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Unit info in manual

Postby The Alchemist » Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:26 pm

Why are movement points not given with the unit stats ?

Both the pikeman and the phalanx are listed with equal stats. All i can asume is the pikeman maybe has 2 movement then ?

2 battle examples are given in the manual. The second example simply states "firepower for the battleship is set from 2 to 1". No reason is given. Why is this ? Is there any explanation of mechanics instead of just 2 examples ?

In the game itself, more info is also needed in many places.
I cannot see levels of corruption. (% instead of just what is lost so that i can plan ahead for higher levels of production than i currently have.. and find out if i need to do CityRingPlacement)
I cannot see in detail how many shields have been produced.
I cannot see maintenance costs.
I cannot see any info on governments.

All i can do is asume it is the same as in the original civ game, where i only played civ3 and it clearly is not the same as civ3 since as to my surprise when i try to mine a grassland, i get a forest :o

All together seems to me, the game is nice, but the available info sucks horribly.

cazfi
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Re: Unit info in manual

Postby cazfi » Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:08 pm

Which client you are using?

The Alchemist
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Re: Unit info in manual

Postby The Alchemist » Thu Oct 22, 2015 11:26 pm

Im using this site: https://play.freeciv.org/

In my chrome browser on windows 7

cazfi
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Re: Unit info in manual

Postby cazfi » Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:58 am

Oh, so this is about web version. Freeciv-web subforum is viewforum.php?f=24

sveinung
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Re: Unit info in manual

Postby sveinung » Fri Oct 23, 2015 3:28 pm

The Alchemist wrote:Why are movement points not given with the unit stats ?

Do you mean on the help page? I added it there. Don't know when the change will end up on play.freeciv.org.

The Alchemist wrote:All i can asume is the pikeman maybe has 2 movement then ?

The movement is the same. Pikemen have a bonus when defending against Horsemen, Knights, Dragoons and Chariot units. Other clients will see the rules and document this in a list of facts about the attackers. They won't mention it in the help text of the Pikemen. (Bug report) Freeciv-web won't document it at all. (Known issue)