I agree with both of you. Back is not good...... lets meet in the middle. There were some games back in b1 and two that I got out of the red but then there were some, that no matter what I did I couldn't get out of the red.
I still don't understand this rationale that if I have a peacetime economy that I have to run in the RED to feel challenged!?? Maybe so on the Highest Difficulty levels but definitely NOT on normal and below.
I still can't build everything I want or even need on Normal settings without watching my bottomline. And this is how it should be!
When I go to War I DO NOT want to be hamstrung because I don't have the capital to build a Modern fleet and/or Defense Bases. But several of you seem to think this is How The Game Should Be. More Normal players will be discouraged By Not having a decent economy than the few of You Uber players who make good money on the highest levels.
Sorry if this is abrupt and abrasive to some of you but Gee Whiz back off a bit! Let the rest of us have a chance to form an opinion and not be railroaded into making the economy Too Hard Again!
I agree with you... I have no idea why people want that, but apparently they do.
A difficulty slider should take care of that...
I agree with erik, we have a good default setting right now...
Erik, if you see that, I did notice that in a sandbox game where I was the only empire left I had 1 gas mining stations only resulting in ridiculous prices (50 for hydrogen). I manually built 30 gas mining stations... a little later they all disappeared. I am not sure if the econ AI scrapped them or if the pirates aggressively hunted them down, but i was at 27 sources of hydrogen at one point and now I am down to zero... also all my construction ships disappeared (I had 12, I retrofitted all of them to latest design, and they all disappeared a little later).
"Before Guadalcanal the enemy advanced at his pleasure. After Guadalcanal, he retreated at ours".
"Mama, There's Rabbits in the Garden"