- May 7, 2007
why slow down ship building when this update was about the navy?
Because it needed slowing down. You can still build unrealistic amounts of capital ships. You just have to be prepared to devote your entire economy to building enough shipyards so you can build them in parallel. I'd say you also need to plan ahead but since you can also upgrade ships a fair bit, that's not strictly true once you've got the hull and guns types you want.
Building a capital ship is a serious undertaking. That's why naval powers can be counted on the fingers of one hand, most other countries can only afford to build a few at best, and the rest of the unwashed masses make do with buying one (an old one) from someone else.
Look on the bright side - if you can't spam people with capital ship stacks any more - neither will they be doing it to you. Well except for the US player but then, what did you expect?