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Author Topic: Stellaris: Paradox Interactive IN SPACE  (Read 1215013 times)

Rolan7

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Re: Stellaris: Paradox Interactive IN SPACE
« Reply #8790 on: June 15, 2020, 09:24:15 pm »

Probably a good idea, looks like conquering a FE planet dramatically (10X) reduces the MTTH on each of them awakening.  Though if I'm reading this right, a specific FE can't awaken while they're at war?  That's pretty useful.
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« Reply #8791 on: June 16, 2020, 10:56:55 am »

Probably a good idea, looks like conquering a FE planet dramatically (10X) reduces the MTTH on each of them awakening.  Though if I'm reading this right, a specific FE can't awaken while they're at war?  That's pretty useful.
Just declare war on all fallen empires bro.
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« Reply #8792 on: June 16, 2020, 11:47:18 am »

Even cheating and having way too many goddamn ships/fleets, I don't think I would be able to get away with that.

It's been interesting cheating though, I've integrated all my previous subjects into my civ. My Divine-Empress created a pacifist faction. There are only a few empires left, and one is about to be destroyed by the Cuelans I fought against. The others I intend to integrate peacefully, somehow. I rule like half the galaxy and just accumulated much of that by integrating protectorates.
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« Reply #8793 on: June 16, 2020, 05:49:41 pm »

Even cheating and having way too many goddamn ships/fleets, I don't think I would be able to get away with that.

It's been interesting cheating though, I've integrated all my previous subjects into my civ. My Divine-Empress created a pacifist faction. There are only a few empires left, and one is about to be destroyed by the Cuelans I fought against. The others I intend to integrate peacefully, somehow. I rule like half the galaxy and just accumulated much of that by integrating protectorates.

depends on how many there are. if there's just 2, then attack one, and as soon as you win, declare war on the other. with 2 there's no risk. with 3, there's some risk, but depending on how fast you're winning the wars, not much. past 3, it gets quite a bit riskier, and you likely need to attack all remaining FEs after defeating the first.
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« Reply #8794 on: October 25, 2020, 09:47:19 pm »

Jeez, three and a half months.

I'm playing again after a while, and was just noticing how I let other space-nations do the translation work.  I feel like I remember getting influence despite them doing all the work, and yet I'm fairly sure I didn't just now.  Either way, pausing society research is a big deal, even balanced against expansion-stage influence.

Ah well.  Playing rogue servitor again, inspired by a story I read.  Looking to be much more aggressive than previous RS runs, saving those poor pops from their cruel nations.  Though I'm sure I'll get tired of micromanaging before the endgame, again.

Or I'll get my chrome kicked in again.  These neighbors are Xenophile+ Materialists, though...  I think we might become allies.  Because stargods know, there are guaranteed to be spiritualists on our border.

Any thoughts on the Necron Necroids species pack?  Coming out just before Halloween, with unique mechanics.  Sounds similar to Lithoids feature-wise, which is fine and all.  I'm not buying it just yet but looking forward to seeing them in my games.

Edit:  I mean that it seems like a similar level of unique features.  Some new civics and an origin, so that's pretty cool.  Here's a link.

Also oh wow Servitors can get Nihilistic Acquisition.  Time to get *stupid*.  (Because IIRC this perk sucks, but maybe it can be fun).
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« Reply #8795 on: October 25, 2020, 10:23:20 pm »

I kinda want to use the womb/bubble-boy species in the pack as creepy robot rogue servitors but I doubt that's possible without modding the portrait into a robutt.
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« Reply #8796 on: October 25, 2020, 10:32:07 pm »

Yeah I'm a little annoyed that you can't choose squishy frames for your wired hivemind.  I guess that's what Driven Assimilators are for, but bleh.

also our second contact is Fanatical Purifiers, of freaking course.  And they apparently don't care that we're silicon.  Fair enough, time to score some diplomacy points with the materialists (who are harming relations despite their fanatical xenophilia.  nice.  I'm freaking guaranteeing them independence and countering their diplomat but they're being real mean to the "Sophisticated Machines".)
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« Reply #8797 on: October 25, 2020, 10:36:46 pm »

Maybe they believe they're better off with their freedom, the silly things.
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« Reply #8798 on: October 25, 2020, 10:47:40 pm »

Oh, that would be the fanatical egalitarians on my third border.  *That's* going to be fun (it will not be fun, they have a fundamental ethical conflict with my existence.  Much like authoritarians approve of my existence).

I want to befriend these materialist Xenophiles in good faith.  The game should really allow migration to Servitor empires (and optionally, emigration from them!) but failing that, I'm happy to befriend an empire that respects machines and other life.  Indefinitely.

Edit:  It's a nice touch that refugees are able to seek out Servitor empires.  Though it's obviously kind of dark that it's only refugees who "choose" that fate.
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« Reply #8799 on: October 25, 2020, 11:34:15 pm »

My recent game was as pacifist/xenophobe/materialist inward perfectionist with the ringworld start.

Trader caravan of starfish rolled around to sell me bunk beds of all things.  Tell them the bunk beds cost too much and they end up throwing a party before actually fucking off.  Upon their departure I'm prompted they left four pops worth of half snail half starfish bastards.  Apparently the default for xenos is to purge (displacement) them, but I decide to keep them around for nefarious purposes as second class citizens for now.

The first problem is apparently being a starfish makes one desert adapted, the pure snails IIRC were continental, and for RP reasons I didn't want second class starfish dorks stinking up our cool ringworld.  I ended up first stuffing them on whatever offworld I did settle (they hated it obviously).  The rubricator event chain fired spawning a special relic world, so while that went on I could settle them there no problem.

Thing is, the rubricator spawns a space dragon, and if the dragon isn't dealt with it'll destroy whatever settlement you have on his home relic world.  So there goes the poor starfish bastards.

Good news was I still had a single starfish pop left, apparently on the ringworld (guess I hoped the higher habitability would give them pop growth?).  I had finally a desert world to dump him on (now called space australia), so there he went.  Now I have two whole pops of bastards.

I originally went through all this bullocks to try and breed them as some sort of slave/indentured servant race, but there's probably no way I'm realistically doing that from a single pop of them, and also by now I have a good amount of level two robot pops who probably do their jobs better anyways.

Such is the Ballad of the Red-Headed Step Starfish Children.
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