- Jan 13, 2019
It sounds like a very impressive decade or so from the point of view of growth.
Well, in terms of raw gameplay, basically early on I invested heavily in technologies that just increase your research gain, so right now my research gain is pretty efficient. One thing that I have left out of the AAR, since it is easy to deduce from the rest of what is happening, is that I pretty much always have the education campaign checked, to make sure that my scientists level up (everybody else too, but I mostly do it for the scientists, the others I consider a nice side benefit).
In terms of score, basically every empire in the federation is #1 at something. I believe the FDS has the highest population, Zaacplot have the strongest military, and the Gulk-Furki have the best technology, and all three of us have very strong economies. Only the Glyrrans are really behind.
In terms of ship and defense platform quantity, just been a really heavy focus on buildings that ensure they have plenty of credits and alloys to keep developing. While it already makes sense just by the nature of how the Gulk' were setup, the arms race with the GER also made it important to keep the fleets and defense platforms up and running, so the economy quickly got built up around this arms race. And of course the GER ended up in another war and lost a huge portion of their fleet, so betwee GFII military development and the GER losing what they had, the GFII was much stronger then them, but avoided attacking simply to avoid offending the Propitious Pact. Ran a massive deficit for a while, but I need to go through my screenshots again to identify which session I finally corrected that in. I have a story to go along with that, I just don't recall if it was this one or the next one. A lot of that was left out of the story simply because it makes sense with what the reader already knows.