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    In Search of the Technological Singularity

    1 January 1936

    The Oval Office

    Roosevelt: Hello, Professor Einstein. I understand you have a new scientific development that could be of great import to our country?

    Einstein: Yes, Mr. President. I call it... the technological singularity. If all goes well, it could multiply our nations industrial capacity manyfold. It is explained in full in these documents, but for the maximum effect, we must act immediately.

    Roosevelt: Very interesting. What do you recommend as our first course of action?

    Einstein: We must begin by expanding our construction knowledge. To do this, I recommend building as many naval bases as possible.

    Roosevelt: Naval bases? I thought this was a scientific endeavor?

    Einstein: It may have begun as a purely scientific endeavor, but now is the time to put it into practice.

    Roosevelt: And what if... what if it doesn't work?

    Einstein: All will not be lost. We can still develop our secret weapon.

    Roosevelt: You mean the atom bomb?

    Einstein: No, the Chronosphere.

    Roosevelt: The what?

    Einstein: Never mind.

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    Note: I'm a bit lazy, so this won't be a 100% to-the-hour speedrun.
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    Naval bases!


    Lots of industry techs.

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    Someone is going to send their Construction Practical through the roof and then start insane runs of IC
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    1 September 1936

    Roosevelt: Well, the naval base project certainly improved our nation's construction knowledge a little. But forgive me if I fail to see to see the point of this.

    Einstein: Ah, but that is only the first part of it. New technologies have recently allowed us to improve our nation's infrastructure. This will allow us to grow our construction knowledge much more quickly.

    Roosevelt: So, what do you suggest?

    Einstein: A railroad across the Canadian border.

    Roosevelt: What part of it?

    Einstein: All of it.



    Basically I'm building infrastructure in every province on the Canada border, every island in the Pacific, in Alaska, and most of Michigan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lordban View Post
    Someone is going to send their Construction Practical through the roof and then start insane runs of IC
    ^^

    1 June 1937

    Roosevelt: I must say I doubted you at first, but the results are simply amazing! The Under Secretary of Commerce for Transportation reports that new constructions can be built twice as fast and for half the cost that they could just a year ago! What should we do with our newfound knowledge?

    Einstein: Let me think a bit...

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    Heh - that looks like quite a nice idea.

    After all it's the New Deal - government construction jobs for everyone!
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    It's also making me think a cap of 40 to all practical ideas would be a good inclusion for a future patch - this one completely breaks balance
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    Yeah, in my first game, I focused on Strategic Bombers and got my practical up to 47 or so - they were cheaper than interceptors!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lordban View Post
    It's also making me think a cap of 40 to all practical ideas would be a good inclusion for a future patch - this one completely breaks balance
    Noooo, this one must remain! It's superb!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Adequate View Post
    Noooo, this one must remain! It's superb!
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    I really like the idea. I'm looking forward to seeing what comes out of your gamism .

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    This looks interesting. I'll be following it. But if this works out as I imagine it, Paradox should fix this exploit asap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil4Zerggin View Post
    1 September 1936
    Roosevelt: So, what do you suggest?

    Einstein: A railroad across the Canadian border.

    Roosevelt: What part of it?

    Einstein: All of it.
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    Very interested to see what direction you'll take this.

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    Umm why are you building those bases and infra? To get +1 practical from building factories you need 1732.4 IC/days - just a smidge more than airbases (1706 IC/days) and navalbases (1708 IC/days). But if you build factories you get their IC and the practical.

    Anyway, this whole concept is broken. If you concentrate on a single field of buildables you can get insane amounts of discounts. This "new gearing" is overly complicated and it works as inteded only if the player diversifies his field of research deliberately. Pair this with a broken unit (some say militia on these forums) and you have a winning tactic that works everytime and everywhere.

    Grand strategy my ass...

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    Practical needs a decay, and it needs to be a percentage, rather than a flat amount.

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    Practicals do decay by a relative value. Just nowhere near fast enough. A hardcap on Practicals would be more... practical
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    how's it going meanwhile? have the USA vanished in a bright flash of light?

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    You know the theater AI demands insane numbers of units? You should just give them to them.

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