@erik542 said in Update for Domination 1914 No Man's Land:
Regarding Zeppelins: There really isn't any real room to lower the cost of zeppelins without zeppelin spam becoming very common due to cost effectiveness because SBR is actually a very powerful ability that demands a rather high unit cost regardless of unit stats. Suppose we make the zepps a 0/0 for $14, then you've only made the problem worse because then it'll be a statistically even money trade to bomb territories that are worth only $2.The fundamental math for SBR makes it very expensive.
Regarding sz151: It's mostly the fact that it connects with Sakhe and it's so close to the US. Fixing that in a not clumsy manner would require just redrawing the region.
Regarding money changes: I'm concerned about Germany building a factory in Rhine and / or Champagne and punish the crippled French production. Honestly, until France gets industry, it can get tricky to actually spend all of its money. On round 1, France has 20 production and thus can't even spend all its money on infantry.
Things you didn't bring up that would be good: Removing Papua infantry (allows germany to buy navy in New Guinea round 1). Moving Picardy art to Paris (makes sz25 optional).
I have been playing this map when released and believe me nobody ever tried mass zeppelins against me. I have never limited zeppelins even I allow Americans bombings on commies. I have a trouble to understand why you consider mass zeppelins overpowered. If they are overpowered then both sides can already purchase them.
Zeppelin is just inferior version of Bomber in ww2 maps. In some maps their cost is 15 and people rarely buy them though they have good attack and huge movement power while zeppelins have only 1 attack power and they are much slower and more expensive. In v3 their cost is 12 with 4 attack and 6 movement power just imagine how terrible and overpriced are zeppelins. My suggestion for zeppeling: 14 Cost, 2 At, 1 Def, 5 Mov.
Also we can add radar tech and it preventy any bombing attemp.
SZ 151-Sakhe connection absolutely does not make sense.
I consider removing papua inf too but making German Guinea 3 could be great.