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Offline freddyhayward

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For example, shire horses (pair) costs 0.82/month while the same for rail costs 8.32/month. Is this intentional, or just a result of balance changes affecting road horses yet applied to rail horses?

Offline Ranran

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A post boy running 12 km/h on the road demands a salary of 7.26/month. And yet he can carry only 15 mails. So I always hire a more capable horse than him.  :P
The big problem is that he occupies one tile for its small size. So there is no place for him on the road.

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Thank you for the report; this was an error, now corrected.

Offline Vladki

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Shouldn't the post boy be used only for priority mail? That would make sense for high cost and low capacity...

Offline DrSuperGood

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One could also change the prices if they are unreasonable. I honestly guessed most of them.

Especially for mules and such moving products. The product they move need to be more valuable or the mules made to move them cheaper.

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Shouldn't the post boy be used only for priority mail? That would make sense for high cost and low capacity...

Indeed, the post boy is from the era when only what we call "priority" mail was transported. Normal mail is closer to the much cheaper transport of the days of the penny post (i.e. post 1840).

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I think the reason for the strange horse prices is that for road, the fixed cost comes with the coach, as only one driver is needed regardless of the number of horses. For railway horses, you usually have multiple wagons per horse, so the fixed cost was attached to the horse.