Plenty of meat for the Thargoid grinder.
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I'll test tonight if EDDB uses EDDN.
EDIT: The good news is that EDDB uses EDDN. Which means station data/shipyard/commodity data can be updated.
The bad news? It doesn't seem to record population numbers, still checking the JSON file.
Well doe to the OP for extracting this data out of the available resources.
Nearly a year ago I made an attempt at guesstimating this figure, based on the population reports from Powerplay and extrapolating to include the non-Powerplay fringe territories. See this thread. My guesstimate was 5.9 trillion. With the actual figure at 6.6 trillion, it seems that the Fringe was larger and more populous than I had calculated.
It is recorded in lore that the nuclear and biological weaponry deployed in WWIII (mid-21st century) exterminated the vast bulk of the human population, which was still at that time entirely confined to Earth itself. I don't think actual percentages or numbers of deaths have been given, but we can safely assume that the entire Human population in 2060 was less than a billion, probably even less than half a billion. All the ED lore books state is that the loss of life was "huge", the war "almost bringing extinction" to the human race, and that post-reconstruction Earth looked almost nothing like pre-war Earth "due to devastation and depopulation of nearly all the cities and towns".
Now, it's entirely possible that the only reason the lore-books say this was the sheer impracticality of modelling a photo-realistic Earth in a 1990 computer game, so the "war destroyed everything on Earth" scenario was given to explain why your hometown could not be found if you tried to fly there in your spaceship, or indeed why the only cities left on Earth appeared to be the six or seven starport-cities. But as far as I am aware, this particular piece of lore has not been redacted or retconnned.
My estimate was about 6.4 trillion.
I summed the 4000 highest populated systems and assumed the next 16123 systems were equal to the 4000th highest populated system and summed that assumed population value together with the known 4000.
It gave me an upper boundary.
I knew it could be auto-counted from Eddb.io but Jasch was the one who figured out how to do it.
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How many of those multi trillions are active at any one time, would you think? We meet the same names over and over.
So if we allow for, say 20 per commander in the game in a single system? How many would that make? A few ten thousand different names required ?
Didn't Mahon pass the One Trillion citizens mark recently?
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