i have been trying different races than i normally play (normally i play exclusively securian), so its hard for me to say for sure, but in one of my recent games, i bought over 200 destroyers at once (only my homeworld is profitable currently) and i did not seem to really dent my economy, i think this race has a modifier for that tho
overall its hard to judge for me if the economy is better, there are defiantly a lot of things that are going to affect your economy tho, the pirates really feel like pirates now, and you are going to feel like wanting to hunt them down, which is great.
are there really more resource shortages now? maby my game types are too balanced in favor of having more resources available because i have never ran into any serious shortages, except fuel or steel since i play on deserts mostly, and they don't last long
oh i shouldent understate how effective pirates are at slowing you down, in a recent game they have managed to steal a dozen of my colony ships.
currently playing on hard with ramped difficulty and the ai are doing pretty good compaired to me, i will make a better review after i play more
< Message edited by adecoy95 -- 6/2/2013 10:41:53 PM >