I’ve noticed that the Iron pike makes the Iron Mace and Iron Shield completely useless.
Went you first get Iron, your First footman is already level 2 or 3 therefore you look at the iron equipment and think I’ll make a Pike as it has better attack than the mace and only requires level 2.
But the Pike is 2 handed so your footmen can’t equip it and a shield (which also requires level 2 to equip). So there is no point in making Iron shields as every footman weapon better than the pike is also 2 handed.
Another reason why a player wouldn’t made Iron Maces and have a chance of needing Iron shields is that an Iron Mace costs 4 times as much as an Iron Pike. These 2 factors combined make Iron Maces and Shields redundant.
I propose a balance where:
1 Iron ingots + 1 wood => 2 Iron ingots + 1 wood
2 => 4
(This is fine as there are no other craftable weapons footmen can equip at this level)
4 Iron ingots => 2 Iron ingots (Same amount of ingots as the copper mace)
What are your thoughts @yshan ? Or is something interesting going to happen with these items?
I realised this is a problem when creating this Progression table.