- Apr 18, 2007
First Choice: Dove
Second Choice: Sparrow
Second Choice: Sparrow
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What sort of banner? Just some text over a picture, or...?One note if anyone's interested: I had someone who agreed to make a banner for the front page.
Sadly it didn't work out, so if any of you have a smidgen of artistic talent compared to my complete deficit, I'd be very interested.
Previously the plan was to have something unique drawn, but the artist I had been in contact with cancelled after a while, so now I'm not so picky anymore. I just think the front page is a bit bare bones right now.What sort of banner? Just some text over a picture, or...?
There's quite a lot :-/. I was surprised at how fast they accumulated, since mostly they're kind of annoyed, not outright pissed.First Vote : Dove
Second Vote : Hawk
Good luck with the rebels. I still haven't had to deal with any.
Seemed fitting. So many missiles.Wildfire you say?
Nothing could possibly go wrong.
Haha, that's doubtless the best policy of theirs matched almost by the Sparrow's "they're bronze age ffs, let's just look at them with giant telescopes and probe them once in a while".First Choice: Sparrow
Second Choice: Dove
Whilst the Hawks do have an excellent policy for integrating bronze age civilizations, I think it would be best to not attack the coallation against us. Let them weaken themselfes with inner strive or pointless wars against a third party.
It'd be a race to gain border control of the hyperlane bridge there! Let's see how it goes.First choice: Dove
Second choice: Sparrow
We should colonize in the Northwest and Northeast (beyond Holden system) directions. To
strengthen our expansion an get more proper colonists for new worlds we should sign migration treaties with democratic civilizations we haven't these treaties yet.
In this case the Doves and Sparrows would actually allow faster growth, though the disregard for the fleet at this can be a bit worrisome as the galaxy arms itself. This Drull-Perfen federation might keep adding members, so not having struck them early on may turn out to have been equally foolish.First choice: Hawks
Second choice: Dove
We need to keep our hegemony so we can continue to enlighten our part of the galaxy. While swift military action is the best course to pursue, the Dove's policy of consolidation will also let us achieve this goal albeit slower. As shown in the last war, a resourceful empire is able to compete with more prepared opponents, even if it will lead to avoidable losses. In contrast, the Sparrow's indecisive policies or armed neutrality will let our enemies grow stronger, without increasing our overall industrial strength.
Yes to smug slugs - no to stagnation!
Goes in line with a potential outcome described above as well, but we'll see!I think we have moral duties to those who will be living in the future.
The quality of life of Bird People in the future is affected by the choice, or the lack of choice, of our political representatives.
This vote is a race against the clock.
To avoid our extermination, vote Hawk.
Make our Fleet Great Again.
First choice : Hawk
Second Choice : Sparrow
I did try to make them fairly even-handed in this (and not wanting to waste 40-50 years to enlighten a bronze age civilization). However, it also seemed that I also failed to make them stand out more, or perhaps their time in the Murmuration has simply run its course.Let it not be said that I am one who will blindly vote for the same Party Choice again and again. It is policy that matters and for the age set now before us, I think it is time we let the Sparrow's take flight with the government once again. Peaceful expansion and focus on our colonies should be the primary concern right now, yet we need to be idle and building a formidable fleet for the time of troubles seems prudent.
First choice: Sparrow
Second Choice: Dove
Pushing for colonization is certainly something I'd do regardless, though. I was surprised to see so much of the coreward parts of the galaxy arms unclaimed.First choice: Dove
Second choice: Sparrow
The war against the Othari was fought to gain access to new parts of the galaxy, so not pushing the colonization would render the whole war and deaths of many good Bird People soldiers meaningless.
Said integration will cost a prohibitive amount of time, energy and minerals though .First Choice: Dove
Second Choice Hawk
We must integrate the smug-slugs into our population, and focus on building up our people and our economy, rather than rushing into another costly war.
It does seem that way, though the few sparrow voters there were, seemed oriented towards coalition with the Dove Lobby. It has been interesting to watch their migration from being one of the largest parties, becmoing the majority party preferring a coalition with the Hawk Lobby, to being equally split, to supporting the Dove Lobby. Over this period they've gradually lost support, and I wonder if it has been the attrition of being a long term side party after the first election without as sharp a profile as the Dove or Hawk lobby, or just me failing to give them enough uniqueness.It looks like we're back to a Dove-only government, unless the Hawks manage to get at least 3 more votes. The Sparrows are on their way to extinction, benefiting especially the Doves.
Sorry, I forgot your other question:First Choice : Hawk
Second Choice : Dove
Xeno Leadership : No
Time to affirm ourselves as the dominant power we are. A strong push for space infrastructure should bring the colonies in line with the core worlds eventually. Also I'm scared about our fleet now that everybody's boxed in.
I like the new Albatross, even though I'm not voting for them. I feel like they fit better than the old Spiritualist Sparrows, especially in mid-game where we have to make the choice of how we're going to handle all the inevitable non-core populations. Will you be genemodding people to fit our 60% hability worlds ?
PS : I do feel for you on the Bronze Age uplifting, I was hoping the hawks might temper that but the doves just won outright.