I've been playing DW today and yesterday (DW+Shakturi+Legends-17.0.16) and enjoying myself quite a bit.
So far I'm 10 years into the game and all seems to be going well.
Anyways I came across an event, I can't remember exactly how it said it was found, ancient texts or something maybe.
But I unlocked a government type 'Way of the Ancients' which has the following:
-War Weariness Normal
-Maintenance Costs -10%
-Growth Rate +30%
-Research Speed +50%
-Troop Recruitment Normal
-Colony Income +10%
Is it just me or does that seem a bit excessive; there's no down side to choosing this government.
I know it's a hidden government so it should maybe be better than the other ones.
But one of the reasons I like governments in DW is because of the choice it gives you to choose one that suits you,
having one like this just seems like you 'have' to choose it.
If it was balanced in more of a way that you might feel a little more on the fence maybe.
Based on the descriptions it seems like it's supposed to be a more peaceful way, so maybe if it gave you more of a detriment to your military.
Maybe I'm just over-thinking it. Checking out every government right now and a couple better stats in one or two places. But Way of the Ancients still has such good research, approval, and reduced corruption.
Maybe there's something else I've missed about it, and I shouldn't be thinking so hard about it and just enjoy the game.
On another note I am enjoying this game a lot again.
I was giving it a hard time for not running so great on my PC. But lately I've been playing a lot more
CPU intensive games which run much worse than this one.
It even seems I'm getting used to stutter in most of my games.
But I'm hoping and planning to get a new PC finally at the end of this month, so hopefully it's looking up.
I am enjoying DW much more now, since I've stopped obsessing over trying to get it to run better;
I had virtually shut it out for quite awhile now trying to forget about it.
But it's a very good, detailed game which has so many options and ways to tailor it to your play-style.
So I apologize for being so rude awhile back, if anyone even remembers me, hehe.
And I look forward to playing a lot more.