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The Dock is both a military and civic production facility, but mainly focuses on the production of military warships. Upon completion of the dock, a nation will receive a bonus of 30 Wealth to it's coffers.
The dock is the second military building available to the player after reaching the Ancient Age and researching Commerce 1 (Barter). Initially, it can only build Fishermen. With Military 1 researched, players can create Heavy Ships such as the Trireme, and faster but less heavily armed Light Ships such as the Bark. A fourth type of unit, the Fire Raft, is only available after reaching the Classical Age. The fifth and final naval unit, the Bomb Vessel, is available upon reaching the Gunpowder Age.
Upon researching further military technologies, players can also research individual ship upgrades for their ships. After upgrading, the price of each ship will increase, as well as their combative statistics. A common approach to defeat this upgrade cost is to build an army of low-level ships, and then research the upgrade. All naval units will be automatically upgraded upon completion of the research.
Ship Healing Edit
The Dock can heal units garrisoned faster than most buildings. Most buildings heal garrisoned units at a rate of 0.75/1/1.5/3 HP per second (1 HP every 20/15/10/5 frames). The dock, however, will heal naval units at a rate of 1.07/1.5/2.14/3.75 HP per second (1 HP every 14/10/7/4 frames). The Citrus healing ability does not work on garrisoned naval units. Also, unlike other naval units, Aircraft Carriers cannot garrison inside a dock; however, they automatically heal at sea at a rate of 0.75 HP per second (1 HP every 20 frames). The Citrus healing ability works alongside the Aircraft Carrier's natural healing ability.
As a player advances throughout the ages, the appearance of the dock will change to reflect what period of history the player is in. Another aspect of the dock is that it will not only change appearance, but also change its name.
The Anchorage is the first upgrade to the dock. Players receive this upgrade automatically after advancing to the Gunpowder Age. The upgrade is purely aesthetic in nature reflecting the improvement in building materials and technology.
The Shipyard is the second upgrade to the dock. Players receive this upgrade automatically after advancing to the Industrial Age. Like the Anchorage, the upgrade is purely aesthetic, and reflects the further improvement of materials and technology.