sturmvogel said:In another playtest the Spanish had full cities in Trinidad, Antigua, and Barahona. Guadalupe was level 8 colony and Tortuga was a level 1 colony. St. Martin and Puerto Rico were TPs. All islands were known except St. Thomas. All sea zones had been explored except the Leeward Islands and the two northern zones in the Gulf of Mexico.
Let's compare that to history. By this date all of Cuba, Panama, Puerto Rico and the eastern half of Santo Domingo should be full cities with TPs and/or low-level cities in Trinidad and possibly a couple of the other sugar islands. So a minimum of 70 colonists less the 25 provided by Fodoron's colonization events equals 45 or about 5000 ducats if every colonist is successful. More realistically that's 59 colonists and about 6500 ducats.
By 1530 Tehuacan, Guatemala, Caribe, Tocuvo and Maracaibo are all full cities as well.
The Caribbean goldmine events total a useful 425 ducats, but that's just a drop in the bucket considering that census income is probably about 200 per year during this period.
Fodoron's capitulaciones provide a very useful 160 ducats and 6 colonists per year from 1495 even though the AI wastes most of them.
IRC, st thomas not supposed to be known, mand there were issues by modders in the past about it, and also antigua (being english) was to remain a TP.
I thought norrefeldt tests and amendments to colonizations achieved this ?
another I recall , was that I asked Norrefeldt to bracket bermuda with bahamas. not sure if this was done