Stellaris Dev Diary #174 - Federations is out, now what?

Stellaris Dev Diary #174 - Federations is out, now what?

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Hello everyone!

Federations was released a little bit over a week ago, and we hope it's still giving you much joy.

There’s much to celebrate as the community has broken a bunch of records! We had 64-thousand people playing Stellaris on Saturday, which is the highest amount of concurrent players since its release 4 years ago. We want to thank you for the massive amount of support we’ve received with this expansion! We hope everyone has found this expansion as fun and enjoyable as us.

While you are busy enjoying the game we’ve been planning updates and working on patches. We are currently working on a 2.6.3 that we’re planning on releasing as a beta sometime soon. 2.6.3 should hopefully be the last of the smaller patches, as we will be switching focus to a somewhat larger free update in May.

The May update (TBA) will contain more bug fixes, but also a bunch of new things for you to play with. We are very interested in hearing your feedback and ideas regarding Federations, and if there was anything you would have wished for us to add. We are especially interested in feedback related to Resolutions and Federation Laws. Although I will not promise they will be added, I still wanted to leave some room open in case there were ideas that the community really wanted.

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Will you protect the Tiyanki or hunt them for profit?
We will give you some more information about the May update at a later stage, so stay tuned! Until then, keep enjoying the game :)
 
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In terms of Federations, it'd be nice to be able to use Favours to change Federation laws.
That is an improvement that is already planned for the update :)

We will make it more clear how the votes went, and allow you to use favors
 

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Would it also be possible to show the DoW results as well? It's sort of annoying to have to go through opinion modifiers for something I should easily know as who voted for and against a DoW. Maybe some sort of popup window with a confirmation button to clear it, sort of like internal elections.
Yes, making votes more clear should apply to all federation votes.
 

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@klc123 @James Fire

What tells me that the system is not were it should be is when ethic support should shrink.
For example as an authoritarian empire with 18% egalitarians. Their support coming only because of "contact with egalitarian empires" and "active faction".
Predicated support 4% (because I suppress it), it never got down in 50 years, same with spiritualist (me being materialist).

This leads me to one of two conclusions:
Pops swing too slow, or/and there is a problem with the behavior of factions to break a barrier around 10% support downwards.

What I will try out in my current game is, what happens if I stack all the egalitarians on one planet and make a sector out of it, which I then vassallize.
Would be interesting if that knocks the faction out in my empire. (permanent)
We found another bug, and the fix will be released in the next patch.