Jeeves -> RE: Empire corruption eye opener (6/20/2012 3:52:12 PM)
How the hakoonish got that reputation? They are such nice froggies most of the time... Bombardment perhaps?
They bombarded Gizurean colonies until I stepped in, and deprived them of their prey. They enslaved Securans in a penal colony. They conquered independents (8 of them). Finally, and this is the most important, once I arrived on the scene with ultra long range scanners to detect pirates, I killed every single pirate base within range of detection before they could reach it.
To the other guy, lets put it this way. Empire corruption CAN reduce total revenue when a new colony is conquered. Do the math :
My government and leader corruption reduction is 30, other player's values may vary, but the upshot is that the bigger your empire, the more you need a very good leader corruption reduction skill. Plugging in 30,
Empire Revenue # 1 = base from colonies / (1 + (#colonies-30)/100)
Empire Revenue # 2 = (base from colonies + new revenue) / (1 + ((#colonies +1)-30)/100)
If empire revenue #2 is one less than empire revenue #1, then :
1 = base from colonies / (1 + (#colonies-30)/100) - (base from colonies + new revenue) / (1 + ((#colonies +1)-30)/100)
1 =bfc *100/ (70 + #) - (bfc+new)*100/(71+#)
.01*(70+#)*(71+#) = bfc*(71+#) - (bfc+new)*(70+#)
(bfc+new)*(70+#) = bfc*(71+#) - .01*(70+#)*(71+#)
new = [bfc*(71+#) - .01*(70+#)*(71+#)]/(70+#) - bfc
lets plug in 78 for # and 7200k for bfc revenue, then
new = [7200*149- .01*148*149]/148 - 7200 =
new = [1072800 - 220.52]/148 - 7200 = 47.15
In other words, adding just one colony of 47k revenue to an empire of 7200k revenue as the 79th colony will DROP revenue for the empire by one due to empire corruption.
Let me save before the computer glitches, I'll be right back with an edit...
Lonnie Courtney Clay
Edit : fixed typos
Edit 2 :
Before conquering the Hakonish, I had 71 colonies at revenue corrected for corruption of 6969k so my bfc was (141/100)*6969=9826k
At this point in the game, I have 79 colonies at 7180 revenue corrected for corruption, uncorrected = 10698k.
Adding a home world of revenue 864k along with 7 other colonies totaling a few dozen revenue was less than necessary to overcome the increased COLONY corruption on my empire, which is a whole different kettle of fish. I got a net of 8k from non home world colonies of the Hakonish empire when the loss due to corruption on my other colonies was taken into account. At this point the Hakonish home world development is only 79 of 105, so time will heal that and make it much better.
Do the math in your own game, looking back at your empire's revenue at colonies over the correction factor for corruption reduction.
Lonnie Courtney Clay