Oh yeah! Especially during the early months of an episode, if you have to wait for food, you need the Watchtowers. I typically pause the game, and lay in my entire common housing block on day one, so I might have 40 houses that need food.
I like the revenue that's generated by Very High Wages, and Outrageous Taxes, at the Olympian level. Playing Olympian, the Crime Risk Rate is 25 over a base of 10 for a Hut, compared to Townhouses with a Crime Risk Rate of 10 over a base of 0.
I haven't really looked at the other levels, but Olympian is not called Zeus_Model_Impossible for bad reasons.
Also, the Imps stated that "Crime works like it's supposed to now, in Poseidon."
Set your Taxes to Outrageous, and watch what happens when folks get unhappy. You'll get discontented citizens, with 5 lb sledgehammers, MUCH sooner than you did in Zeus.
[This message has been edited by MarvL (edited 07-11-2001 @ 00:01 AM).]