Hi everybody. With a friend we made a short study over DW tonight and I've had a few questions. The rules have changed in Universe, sometimes the Galactopedia is wrong or incomplete, and some things are hard to make sense of.
Here are the things we understood, please fix if wrong :
-> Colony growth is affected by taxes, the seven Essential strategic resources (Steel, Lead, Carbon Fiber, Polymer, Silicon, Hydrogen, Caslon), with a bonus for low populations (<500M), and some facilities
-> Happiness doesn't affect growth
What is happiness purpose? Is it only to fight rebellions and tax evasion? Why is happiness so easy to keep high?
Edit: Actually it does affect growth indirectly (but not the number on the planet info). A happy planet attracts migrants, and migrants are somehow a growth.
-> Development is calculated from Population (10%/100M, up to 50%), Luxury resources (5% up to 50%), Super Luxury resources (30% if at least one present, not cumulative), some facilities (not cumulative? up to 40%?), and ruins
-> Strategic value is 10% of population x Development
But sometimes the numbers are off. How is Strategic value calculated exactly ?
-> GDP is calculated from strategic value (about 20% of it) - corruption - tax evasion - (Planet quality on the scale 50%=0 100%=1)
But sometimes the numbers are off. How is GDP calculated exactly ?
-> Planet size only affects the maximum population
-> Planet's quality only affects the maximum population and GDP
-> Resources became infinite in DWU
In previous versions they had a limited stock on planets, it seems to have been removed. Does it mean resources will only disappear and appear from random events?
-> Ships prices are x10.5 the price of all resources
-> Ships maintenance is about x3 the price of all resources
What happens if the price of a resource suddenly rises? Does the ship's maintenance rise with it in real time, or if it a fixed price at construction?
-> Free Trade Agreement gives a growing bonus up to 20% on all trade
But what does the amount of trade on the diplomacy screen means exactly? What is the temporal unit? Why won't that number fall to zero when I'm at war with that empire (after waiting four years for the test)? Is trade visible on the Empire summary? And more generally, how does trade works? because I've seen foreign resources being stockpiled on my worlds, sometimes by enemy races.
Edit: Answer is here => http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3619659
-> Mutal Protection Pact and Protectorates gives a growing trade bonus up to 30%
If you are still reading this, thank you :)
I will love you if you can lift these mysteries.
< Message edited by OzoneGrif -- 5/28/2014 2:28:56 AM >