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Stellaris Console Dev Diary #24 - Federations Changes and Galactic Community

Hello Console Edition Fans!

The Lithoids Species Pack and 2.6 Free Update will release March 25th for PlayStation and Xbox! Just in case you missed the announcement at PDX Insider last weekend, here is a link to the whole show.


Today we’ll be talking about more Free Features included in the 2.6 Patch for Stellaris: Console Edition, which features a major rework of how Federations work, a brand new feature called the Galactic Community and a change to how the Galactic Market forms.

New Federation Mechanics

In the free 2.6 Update, Federations will be adding several new mechanics to lay the groundwork for potential future content to expand upon. Changing a Federation Law will result in a 10-year cool down before a new law in that category can be proposed.

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Federation Perks

Federations will get access to new perks as they level up. Each level generally has 2 perks that benefit every member, and 1 perk that benefits the Federation President. Each time a Federation levels up they will get access to 3 new perks.

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Federation Levels and Cohesion

In order to level up, a Federation needs positive cohesion. The amount of XP a Federation gains or loses per month is directly tied to its Cohesion, which is a value that ranges from -100 to +100.

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There are a number of things that will reduce Cohesion every month, such as diverse Ethics and opposing ethics. Failed Federation votes will also have a negative impact on your overall Federation Cohesion. Member states can increase Cohesion by sending Envoys to strengthen their Federation.

Centralization

As your Federation Levels Up, you will be able to propose votes to increase your Federation’s Centralization level. Increasing Centralization level will have a negative impact on your Cohesion, meaning more Envoys will be required to maintain its Cohesion but also allows the proposal of more powerful Federation laws, specifically to do with Fleet Contribution and Succession Type.

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Fleet Contribution

Federations will no longer start with the ability to build a Federation fleet, and will instead have to propose a vote to form a Federation fleet by increasing the “Fleet Contribution” as a Federation law, with higher levels of Fleet Contribution allowing a bigger Federation fleet, but also reducing member state’s Fleet Cap by a percentage determined by the Fleet Contribution level.

Presidential Succession

Depending on your Federation Level, and Federation Centralization, you will be able to change the Succession Length (the term a Federation President serves), the Succession Type (whether it’s a rotational basis or a measure of strength), and Succession Power (if “Rotation” succession type is not chosen, a measure of Economic Power or Diplomatic Weight).

Galactic Community

The Galactic Community is very similar to a United Nations in space. Members can propose and vote on Resolutions that affect all member empires. When an empire has established diplomatic contact with half of the empires in the galaxy, an event will fire that triggers the formation of the Galactic Community. Joining the community is very much a choice, except for empires that do not do diplomacy.

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Leaving the Galactic Community is also possible, you might want to do this if you are the target of sanctions or there are too many Resolutions that negatively impact you.

Resolutions

Resolutions are designed to be divisive, so even empires that are allies can have very different agendas when it comes to proposing Resolutions. Any member of the Galactic Community can propose a Resolution, but can only have one Resolution proposed in the queue at any time.

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Every 10 years the Resolution at the top of the queue will move to the Senate Floor, where all members of the Galactic Community can vote to support/oppose/abstain. Supporting or opposing a resolution will add your diplomatic weight to that side, and if the total diplomatic weight supporting a resolution is larger than the diplomatic weight opposing a resolution, that resolution will pass into galactic law.

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While the Galactic Community is in recess, supporting or opposing Resolutions in the queue can affect which Resolution is proposed next, so it’s worth going through the queue during the recess as well.

Diplomatic Weight

Diplomatic weight is a new metric for measuring Diplomatic influence, taking into account things like the number of pops in an empire, fleet power, economic power, and technological research.

There are also new ways to influence how much Diplomatic Weight you are gaining from different sources. There are resolutions (more on resolutions later) that modify how much Diplomatic Weight you gain from various sources as well as the Diplomatic Stances that we discussed in a previous Dev Diary.

Galactic Focus

We discussed in the intro that forming the Galactic Market would change, in order to found the Galactic Market, it’s now required to declare it a Galactic Focus, and put forming the market to a vote on the Senate floor. If the Resolution to “Found the Galactic Market” passes, the bidding process will begin as it previously did.

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There are also Resolutions to declare galactic invaders a threat to the galaxy, which results in having closed borders to any other empire become against galactic law while the crisis is on-going. Empires close to the crisis will support this measure, while empires that are on the other side of the galaxy may be a little more skeptical.

That’s it for today, this Friday we will be going over the full list of Origins available on March 25th, coming in the Free Verne Update for Stellaris: Console Edition!
 
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I thought this would be on the Federations DLC. Does the dlc change or add federation mechanics? Or is it just unlocking Origins?
Adds more origins, expands the GC and federations
 
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AsciiOfTheNorth

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That's the galactic council which is part of the dlc.
I am also confused. Does 2.6.3. add these changes to federations and add a few origins which will be expanded upon in the Federations DLC, or is this saying we get Federations for free? I'm not really sure how it was rolled out on PC. It's unclear and I don't wanna get stuck in any toasters.
 

Eric251992

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I am also confused. Does 2.6.3. add these changes to federations and add a few origins which will be expanded upon in the Federations DLC, or is this saying we get Federations for free? I'm not really sure how it was rolled out on PC. It's unclear and I don't wanna get stuck in any toasters.
Correct, 2.6 patch contains the base plate of origins and federations which explains it in the dev blog. Theres still more in the paid dlc later. In pc version 2.6 came along with the dlc at the same time
 

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Hello Console Edition Fans!

The Lithoids Species Pack and 2.6 Free Update will release March 25th for PlayStation and Xbox! Just in case you missed the announcement at PDX Insider last weekend, here is a link to the whole show.


Today we’ll be talking about more Free Features included in the 2.6 Patch for Stellaris: Console Edition, which features a major rework of how Federations work, a brand new feature called the Galactic Community and a change to how the Galactic Market forms.

New Federation Mechanics

In the free 2.6 Update, Federations will be adding several new mechanics to lay the groundwork for potential future content to expand upon. Changing a Federation Law will result in a 10-year cool down before a new law in that category can be proposed.

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Federation Perks

Federations will get access to new perks as they level up. Each level generally has 2 perks that benefit every member, and 1 perk that benefits the Federation President. Each time a Federation levels up they will get access to 3 new perks.

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Federation Levels and Cohesion

In order to level up, a Federation needs positive cohesion. The amount of XP a Federation gains or loses per month is directly tied to its Cohesion, which is a value that ranges from -100 to +100.

View attachment 692751

There are a number of things that will reduce Cohesion every month, such as diverse Ethics and opposing ethics. Failed Federation votes will also have a negative impact on your overall Federation Cohesion. Member states can increase Cohesion by sending Envoys to strengthen their Federation.

Centralization

As your Federation Levels Up, you will be able to propose votes to increase your Federation’s Centralization level. Increasing Centralization level will have a negative impact on your Cohesion, meaning more Envoys will be required to maintain its Cohesion but also allows the proposal of more powerful Federation laws, specifically to do with Fleet Contribution and Succession Type.

View attachment 692752

Fleet Contribution

Federations will no longer start with the ability to build a Federation fleet, and will instead have to propose a vote to form a Federation fleet by increasing the “Fleet Contribution” as a Federation law, with higher levels of Fleet Contribution allowing a bigger Federation fleet, but also reducing member state’s Fleet Cap by a percentage determined by the Fleet Contribution level.

Presidential Succession

Depending on your Federation Level, and Federation Centralization, you will be able to change the Succession Length (the term a Federation President serves), the Succession Type (whether it’s a rotational basis or a measure of strength), and Succession Power (if “Rotation” succession type is not chosen, a measure of Economic Power or Diplomatic Weight).

Galactic Community

The Galactic Community is very similar to a United Nations in space. Members can propose and vote on Resolutions that affect all member empires. When an empire has established diplomatic contact with half of the empires in the galaxy, an event will fire that triggers the formation of the Galactic Community. Joining the community is very much a choice, except for empires that do not do diplomacy.

View attachment 692753

Leaving the Galactic Community is also possible, you might want to do this if you are the target of sanctions or there are too many Resolutions that negatively impact you.

Resolutions

Resolutions are designed to be divisive, so even empires that are allies can have very different agendas when it comes to proposing Resolutions. Any member of the Galactic Community can propose a Resolution, but can only have one Resolution proposed in the queue at any time.

View attachment 692754

Every 10 years the Resolution at the top of the queue will move to the Senate Floor, where all members of the Galactic Community can vote to support/oppose/abstain. Supporting or opposing a resolution will add your diplomatic weight to that side, and if the total diplomatic weight supporting a resolution is larger than the diplomatic weight opposing a resolution, that resolution will pass into galactic law.

View attachment 692755

While the Galactic Community is in recess, supporting or opposing Resolutions in the queue can affect which Resolution is proposed next, so it’s worth going through the queue during the recess as well.

Diplomatic Weight

Diplomatic weight is a new metric for measuring Diplomatic influence, taking into account things like the number of pops in an empire, fleet power, economic power, and technological research.

There are also new ways to influence how much Diplomatic Weight you are gaining from different sources. There are resolutions (more on resolutions later) that modify how much Diplomatic Weight you gain from various sources as well as the Diplomatic Stances that we discussed in a previous Dev Diary.

Galactic Focus

We discussed in the intro that forming the Galactic Market would change, in order to found the Galactic Market, it’s now required to declare it a Galactic Focus, and put forming the market to a vote on the Senate floor. If the Resolution to “Found the Galactic Market” passes, the bidding process will begin as it previously did.

View attachment 692756

There are also Resolutions to declare galactic invaders a threat to the galaxy, which results in having closed borders to any other empire become against galactic law while the crisis is on-going. Empires close to the crisis will support this measure, while empires that are on the other side of the galaxy may be a little more skeptical.

That’s it for today, this Friday we will be going over the full list of Origins available on March 25th, coming in the Free Verne Update for Stellaris: Console Edition!
I really like these changed coming to the game but it feels like 10 years between voting is a long time
 
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As I understand it, the Federations DLC allows access to create more types of Federations (beyond the default Galactic Union), like Trade League, Hegemony etc:

You've also got the Juggernaut and Mega Shipyard in Federations DLC as well:
 
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As I understand it, the Federations DLC allows access to create more types of Federations (beyond the default Galactic Union), like Trade League, Hegemony etc:

You've also got the Juggernaut and Mega Shipyard in Federations DLC as well:
Those are what I can't wait for. I can build an entire fleet in the same time it takes to build one ship (I use only battleships since I play singleplayer)