Post by williammiller on Jul 15, 2020 6:43:21 GMT -5
Thanks for the report - IIRC there is a 'diminishing return' factor for larger ships, i.e. the 'service per ton' decreases the larger the ship is past the 'optimal' size of ~ 6000 tons. This simulates the fact that one ship, no matter how large it might be, cannot patrol/'show the flag' in two or more places at the same time, such as the same tonnage in multiple smaller ships could (so two 6000 ton vessels are more useful for CS than a single 12000 tonner, etc)
Update- An NWS Beta Team member has just noted a possible issue related to colonial service - we will look at that as it may affect tonnage numbers for such.
Post by williammiller on Jul 16, 2020 9:56:54 GMT -5
Recalling this from some time back, I could be wrong - a non-colonial ship counts for slightly less for foreign station than one fitted for colonial service. I will ask Fredrik and see if he can confirm that.
A ship is counted towards colonial requirements (CR) by this tonnage:
1. ship tonnage determination a) up to 6000 tons whole displacement is taken b) above 6000 tons, it is 6000 + 1/3 over 6000 tons 2. if ship is built for colonial service (check in design window), total number from point 1 is multiplied by 1.25.