700+200 mana at least as if towers are built everywhere game is going to insanity and after some point is passed get tower is better than 2 lev4 units as it gives access to getting additional + 80 gold, +75 research, teleporter (in this case even +100 gold) also need to mention all wiz tower upgrades are cheap and give huge bonuses compared to normal buildings.
@air Well that additional RPT requires additional initial resources.
Also, Its 70 gpt or 90 with gate with wiz tower and all structures it allows according to the file listing for the game. It also says 95 for research.
Also the tower upgrades give only a bit more in RPT for cost then say a master guild or a seige workshop. (production & gold is ever so useful and mana costs matter too since they increase build time & sometimes someone just needs mana)
On the other hand, wizard towers should be more expensive IMO. This will help shorten games too by reducing the number of towers making it easier to conquire a player in a single battle and more of a reward to own their tower.
My tentative suggestions.
600 gold & 600 mana for a tower. (or even more mana/less gold?)
Towers would give 30 gold & mana (instead of research.)
Wizard tower 2 could cost say about 100 gold & mana.
Wizard tower 3 could cost about 160 gold & mana but not give any addition resources then wizard tower 2. (remember, base wizard towers would be more expensive, and the additional domain radius is ever so much bigger then that before it)
Wizard towers 2 & 3 also to give mpt, not research?
Libraries could give 30-40 research but cost 10-20 gpt. It costs money to maintain those dusty books & staff the structure with librarians and stuff, plus it makes making a library a more strategic decision when it also has a con/negative. Along with a slight increase in cost perhaps?
[This message has been edited by TruePurple (edited 07-30-2006 @ 05:28 PM).]