Warp Core Breach wrote: ↑Sun Jan 09, 2022 11:24 pm
Started another Borg game. Couple of issues:
1. I can't tell what determines my "income". I can support 400 points of ships, but had 425, so nothing can get built. Since I can't "buy" anything, I ended up scrapping a probe. It clearly isn't population that helps, as I assimilated 4 worlds and still have 400 max. I'm guessing it's shipyards? Had to scrap ships I was building and now waiting for new more shipyards to complete.
It is population, but the Borg (now) have a population support multiplier of 0.3, with a minimum value of 400 (so that they can have a minimal fleet at game start). Once you reach ~1350 pop you'll see support increase.
There's been a lot of experimenting with the Borg (as a playable race), and it's really hard to make them viable.
With a population support multiplier of 1.0 they start fine but explode really fast and become unstoppable quite fast.
With the Maturation Chambers set to 1 per 100 pop they develop nicely but explode really fast.
New ideas are needed. Maybe this could help:
Iceman wrote:Maybe fleet support for the Borg should be independent of population?
It could increase with turn number (and be modified by AIMode), for example. It wouldn't get out of control as they expand, and the Borg losing colonies (including Unimatrix) would not make them "bankrupt" (forcing the scrapping of ships).
It would also help when you play with no minors, in larger galaxies.
An alternative (to turn number), or as a complement, we could use (accumulated) Research or Intelligence to increase pop support. Research is used for their victory condition, but Intel is not used for anything.
Iceman wrote:In order to prevent the Borg's growth from exploding after asssimilating a few colonies, maybe we should not auto-terraform assimilated systems?
2. this attached game crashes. Here's the error.txt:
Looks like more Orbital Battery stuff? I think this game his toast without some help!
Yep, it's exactly the same issue as in the other game. Will try to fix asap so you can continue.
Oh, one other thought. In my Rom game (other thread), I'm guessing the Borg never built the building that adds drones. That seems like what is preventing them from expanding. Just a thought!
Actually, Makus has the Maturation Chambers built, and its pop is increasing. Kaus Australis though, it was bombed to near extiction, and it doesn't even have pop to activate a single PF...
The Borg need to be more careful/smart with bombardment.