I love this game. Today again had such an awesome time playing. I think I averted total catastrophe now..
It started by noticing that my capital was suddenly going unhappy.
Turned out almost all QoL Private assets were mothballed.
Turned out the private economy was running at a deficit and had 0 credits.
This tanked my food income (also mothballed) (not an issue: bought some extra but had a reserve, adjusted that in time).
Turned out there were way too few people in my capital for all the private jobs.
Turns out many were migrating to a newly built town (where they were needed as well).
So, I massively invested in the private economy, lowered taxes, sent recruits and colonists to the capital, spent 5 turns playing the 'Attract Free Folk' stratagem (this was useless actually), built 2 of the lowest QoL structures myself.
And now, it's turning around.. QoL goes up, Private economy is in the positive (had stopped investing as well), there are people migrating to the city themselves... PHEW!
What an extremely awesome game where you can find these causes and solve them! Discovering what goes on in your empire is such a joy. Imagine if I had had a pop-up at the first sign of trouble: this is the problem. WAY less cool and fun. It is actually awesome that the info is there but that you have to piece it together yourself!!
Such a rare joy, thanks again Vic!
As title, I would like some more efficient way of increasing population growth.
Either by cloning, governmental child support stratagem, 'Week of Aphrodite', idk.
The current emergency solution (not the 'Free Folk forced Roundup', haven't tried that one), where the director of the Economic Council rolls Oratory and then you might get 600 Free Folk is really not cutting it. At all.
Using colonists is also no option if you just have too few people overall.
EDIT: cloning is a bad idea in hindsight: having pop be an important resource makes it so city-spam can't be overdone as a tactic, which I like.
Probably pop should come from other zones/cities of other regimes. A stratagem to lure them to your zone.
But then they could do that to you... hmmm. That wouldn't be cool :p War!
< Message edited by GodwinW -- 6/29/2020 12:42:26 AM >