Agreed, there should be serious consequences for every evil action.
Like, if you take over an independent all of your colonies with the race of the independent or smaller numbers of your race would instantly revolt so you'd need massive amounts of troops on planets.
If you attack your neighbor's freighters/stations without provocation, your private sector should go on a boycott, and your colonies wouldn't give you taxes anymore, or at least 50% reduction, for 4 months. Oh and some of your freighter fleet would join the enemy, in protest of your violent ways....
If you nuke some planet, then all the "civilized"(aka not bug) empires around suddenly declare war and launch a crusade against your capital, not making peace until it's nuked to a radioactive puddle. (see Dune books for Lansraad policy against
If you destroy a planet with a WD, then every freaking empire in the galaxy would instantly make peace between themselves and declare war on you, capture your WD and destroy/nuke your top 5 colonies and production centers or just 90% of your fleet strength then make peace. Oh, and 1 of your best characters in each field would defect to the enemy(including your best admiral with 50% of your main fleet). Your faction leader would be hunted down by the new Rebellion and your enemies will try to kill him gruesomely.(check Star Wars for similar behavior).
If you fail to honor a pact, then that empire should instantly block all trade with you and get -5 relation every month against you until they're at war, and they reach -100. Afterwards stay there for 5 years and slowly, VERY slowly get back towards 0 rep.
If you kill too many pirates(like 5 clans in less than 1 year), then all pirate clans would focus their efforts on you. ignoring everyone else, until you lose 50% of your mining stations within 2 years. And you would also get -5 relation monthly with all mortalen empires(guess why?)
Oh and if you damage your reputation, you would only be able to get it back from satisfactory to let's say acceptable after 20 years of good deeds, saving the galaxy twice from the Shakturi and donating 5 million to each empire that cares about rep.(see Babylon 5 for long memory of atrocities committed by the Centauri)
How's that for consequences, ehhhhh?
< Message edited by Merker -- 11/30/2011 7:27:34 PM >