Now you got a building that only makes set money per turn and some people called the building even boring. I would like to change the whole building into a Museum. Musuem you are saying?! Yes! Also with this Virtual Reality should be gone.
There are 5 slots in the Musuem that can be filled with sculptures. These sculptures can be made from several Rescources (Iron,alu,sil,carbon and glass). Every Sculpture needs time to build and makes set money. The requirements of building a Sculpture(can be changed ofcourse for game balancing) would be 50 Iron/alu etc. units and 40 seconds to make the first Sculptures and add the timer on 10 seconds on every new sculpture(40/50/60/70/80).
The empty building itself will make a 50$ each turn. Every sculpture will make 50$ base(Glass 100$) dollar per turn and money based on how expensive the Rescource(Market Value) is (see below)(Price should be based on how much the Rescource would be worth on the market)(People can buy in let's say Iron so they can make their sculpture make more money (would only be 15-28$ per turn) If they want to risk it that the other doesn't have any iron on a stockpile)
If you have 2 or more sculptures of the same Rescources than there should be a multiply penalty (thoses 2+ sculpture would be worth a total: Money per turn * 0,8 (of the 2 or more sculptures)
Market Value of Rescources:
0-50 = +8 dollars added
50-100= +22 dollars added
100-150= +29 dollars added
150-200= + 36 dollars added
200-250= + 43 dollars added
250+ = +50 dollars added
(Prices for example below)Iron 6$
So you have the Museum building > Make an iron Sculpture (40 sec) > iron Sculpture 50$ base + MV (8$)= 58$ a turn | > Make Second Sculpture from alu (50 sec) > Alu Sculpture 50$ base + MV (22$)= 72 a turn | 58$+72$= 130$ | > Third Sculture from silicon (60 sec) > Silicon Sculpture 50$ base + MV (29$) = 79$ a turn | 130$+ 79$= 209$ | > Fourth Sculpture Carbon (70 sec) > Carbon Sculpture 50$ base + MV (22$)= 72$ | 209$+72$= 281$ | > Fifth Sculpture from Glass (80 sec) > Base sculpture 50$ + MV (43$)= 93$ a turn | 281$+93$= 374$ a turn + 50$(empty building) = 424$ | (+ the colony bonuses if placed next to habitats).
This way The building will make more money and less boring over the course of the game. It is probably not worth it to go more than 2 Museums Because They won't make alot of money early on + they need rescources to make sculptures(and time to build). Also this way I can see it be viable in 1vs1.
The least of money the museum can produce if it has all of its sculpture(not the same Resc. sculp) would be 50$(empty building) + 250$ base money(of the 5 sculp) + 40$(5*8)= 340$
As for the the building Requirements.. ..they can stay the same as with power
Virtual Reality should be gone IMO. otherwise we could make a VR for offworlds..