[freeciv-ai] Re: (PR#10952) AI doesn't settle with high techlevel
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On Thu, 11 Nov 2004, Per I. Mathisen wrote:
> > If the game is started with techlevel 50 (that is lots of free tech in
> > the beginning), the AI doesn't want to build settlers.Of all things,
> > it jumps to build Darwin's Voyage and the other city builds caravans for
> > it, or Engineers (workers).
> This has a reasonable explanation. If you use techlevel 50, the cost for
> researching a new tech is insanely high (compared to science income), so
> the want for Darwin's goes haywire.
> More troubling, any very good build target available early on might drown
> out settlers.
> So I guess we should WAG up settlers before happysize is reached so that
> settlers win over wonders, attack units and other useless fluff every
> time until we manage to grow.
I think we should WAG down wonders if there aren't enough cities to send
Also, if we are far from happysize and lots of land around, settlers
should get a bonus.
Both estimations should prolly be run civ-wide.