Thanks for this, great work! +rep
Even economic states like “boom” serve absolutely no purpose except to slow down expansion. Quickly cause the war and then end it. Boom and lockdown can last weeks. The point is – don’t get too caught up keeping our influence high. You can use lower levels to your advantage.
No problem. I know full well the you and DA could use it against us, but I don't feel that keeping others in the dark is in the spirit of the game.
Could you elaborate on that please? We are stuck in Boom state with 87% and no clue how to disrupt it and continue to Expansion. Any suggestions?
BTW, thanks for sharing your knowledge. Great work!
One thing i would like to ask is, where you say about capturing platforms/stations once you control a system, is there a way to pick which station, or is it just a random transfer of real estate once the conflict is over?
My only issue with the BGS is the galaxy map never seems to update...
the universe has changed , many systems are now owned by a different faction yet , on the map nothing has changed...
however I love the BGS I think its a cool part of the game
78 ursae majoris is still considered federation even if its part of the alliance and HEBO is still part of the alliance even if the sons of icarus have invaded my home and forced me into aliothThe Galaxy Map only updates in the long term...and IIRC is not automated. As long as your system stats are correct (which you can see to the .x% if you open your galaxy map and 'pull' it to the right!) then the game is working as intended. Lugh is an Independent Corporate system that is a Control Center for Mahon. Some or none of these might or might not be correct on the Galactic map...but as long as they are correct in the System Map...the game works properly.
Good post Walt! Solid information as always! o7
It happens when they have matching influence levels, even if they don't own stations. As you suspect, nothing happens as a result. Same thing happens with Elections, which is just silly.There's one thing I don't understand though, why does the 2 lowest ranking factions in a system enter civil war? It's not like any of them own a station, or are about to take over a station? What will effectlively happen when one of them win?
Directing Expansion – Expansion is not entirely random. It is dependent on range and number of factions in the nearby systems. Closer factions, and systems with fewer factions take priority as targets for expansion. This is how we were get our four adopted factions and no others into Mikunn. Let’s say you have a faction in 7 different systems. If you keep track of the local systems well, you will have a pretty good idea of where each system would expand to next. By keeping the influence down in all systems but the one you want to expand from, you can choose from several expansion targets. After we take the controlling station, the mercs keep our influence low in all systems but the one we want to expand from.