Since no one else seems to have those issues you reported (they'd have reported them otherwise I guess), it might be related to your PC?It's still the same first sentence in (almost) all my error logs. I even cannot describe the situation it happened, it was just in a middle of a turn.
Like I said above, I already removed that penalty for pop killed by invading troops. Should be in the next release.I have just notoced that the relation penalty didn't pass and wopuld want to inform you just after some more turns. So it would be especially hard game for Klings
So should I double all research costs so that the default Normal is the current Slow? Iscaran thinks so (AFAICT), so having other people agree with this might warrant the change.The research speed is slow and the galaxy (as always) is huge.
There's something like that alreadyI would propose more complicated relation penalties for invasion, depending on race attitude, for example: Warlike - no penalty, Peaceful higher penalty, others - in between, but after bombardment (which is sometimes inevitable), up to you to decide. It still could be differenciated for example: merkantile - "war is good for business", isolacionists - "who cares?...", etc)
I had Warlike (minors) and Militaristic (Klingons) suffer no penalty, but removed it at some point - I can add it back, ofc.
Diplomatic (Federation) has a higher penalty, Peaceful and Pacifist (minors) even higher.
Then there's a couple more modifiers
Mercantile and Isolationists - I can add those, sure.