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    on the relative merits of the Harbor

    i don't really see the point in using this building unless one has at least two sea resources. the ability to connect to a trade network is really only useful if you've got a city on an island.

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    If your city is more than about 6 tiles away from any of your other cities, then building and maintaining the Harbor can be cheaper than building and maintaining a road to the city--remember, all roads controlled by you cost gold per turn.
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    Also : harbor = insta railroad.
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    interesting point, dannubis, but not building the road still hinders mobility, does it not? though, most of your units are out to pasture anyway...
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    i jsut build every building , it just fun.,...
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    The lighthouse is even worse. At least the harbor connects your city.

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    Since both of these improvements seem to be of low utility compared to their cost to build, I think that we should combine them into a single improvement--a harbor that connects trade, enhances sea resources, and gives +1 food to all water tiles. A mod for this would be simple enough.
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    Not a bad idea at all.

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    so when you harbour a fugitive ??????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ijuin View Post
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    Since both of these improvements seem to be of low utility compared to their cost to build, I think that we should combine them into a single improvement--a harbor that connects trade, enhances sea resources, and gives +1 food to all water tiles. A mod for this would be simple enough.
    Most the buildings in the game are fairly high cost and low utility. There are plenty that should be combined.

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