Well here is a rough idea:Argelas wrote: ↑Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:43 pmDo you already know how much finer than the old slots the new slots or "unit points" will be?
I imagine the finest possible granularity would be prestige cost and the coarsest the old slots.
But are the points even based on prestige cost? Currently the slot could be occupied by a 1000 presetige unit or a 100 prestige unit, but the ability to have 10 times as much units is probably not ideal, so something in between?
- We are trying to keep slot costs 1-digit, so they are more manageable and easier to understand.
- 0 is not used for units (to avoid unit spamming) but can be used for some transports.
- 1 is reserved to various special units (like bridge engineers) which always struggled with getting a place in the core. The difference between 1 and 2 slot is very big, so for mainstream combat units it is difficult to justify such a big jump between adjacent "tiers".
- Main combat units start from 2. 2-3-4-5 are probably the most common values. 6-7-8-9 and in rare cases above are for the more powerful, high end units.
Slot costs are not always based directly on prestige costs, this is decided on a case by case basis. For example, Panzer IV H and J have similar stats, but J was a simplified version intended for quick production and it can have smaller prestige cost (but keep the same slot cost).
In very big families of Panzers, like Panzer IV, different models can have different slot costs. But usually, the jump happens when there is a very obvious jump in performance. In case of Panzer IV family, I think Panzer IVF/2 can serve as an example. But we don't consider our current assignments final, because these values will be tweaked very extensively, especially once the beta starts.Argelas wrote: ↑Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:43 pmIf it is rather coarse-grained, how are units like the Panzer IV handled? Its prestige cost nearly doubles, while it is upgraded in small steps. If one small upgrade keeps it at the same unit points value but anoter one puts it in a overproportionally more expensive "unit points" class, the second upgrade will become unattractive. Or does it always stay at the same "medium tank" unit points cost and you do not get an advantage if you use the older variant?