Sooo…my ongoing quest to ensure the game remains balanced in the late game has drawn my eye to the design studio and its frankly stupid bargain-price for construction. Glancing at it recently I realised that the install cost is $122,000 for a facility that takes up 9 tiles and is essential to unlock major expansion.
to fill those 9 tiles with 3 research offices would cost $194,000. I strongly suspect that pretty much everyone in the game who gets to the point where they have researched the tech to build a design studio has MORE than enough money to not care about the studios install price?
I am well aware that this is a relatively minor cost in terms of the whole game, but I’m just posting this to signal my intention to raise the construction cost of the design studio from $122,000 to $205,000 in the next patch