Sorry, my bad, thought we could isolate like that.
It sounds like, form Erik's post, that it's "working as designed".
However, I'd argue that the design is bugged. The number of posts on the forum regarding this seems to make it clear that this is not understood by most players, nor do the players agree with or want it that way.
Hopefully it will be changed - but who knows.
I wouldn't call it a 'bugged' design. If any options are introduced regarding how your own race is (dis-)allowed from moving around, the list of available restrictions should be seriously reduced. Sending your own people to penal colonies, or enslaving them, shouldn't be in the list for sure. The current system just doesn't allow us to reglement our own people in any way.
That lots of people (including me for certain!) aren't so happy with this, isn't in itself a sign of bugged or bad design. It is just part of the rules.
So, while I really would like to see work on this, (and the population growth mechanics I remarked on so snidely, above, and, and....) right now we have to take it as it is. Some changes would be nice, but the developers can't please everybody.
< Message edited by sbach2o -- 12/5/2011 3:01:20 PM >