The Scourge - Overview of Phases

Well well, I admit I did not follow the Interstellar Initiative but this new state is a great idea to counter the lack of negative states in the Galaxy. I just hope that "Pirate Attack" state will become the same exact thing for Security as Blight is for Economy. A step in the right direction with gameplay, which is something rare from FDev these days.

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Just a couple of things:

  • Blight cannot be filtered as a state in the galmap (as Pirate Attack btw)
  • during Blight state selling Agronomic Treatment shouldn't affect the influence (you can say the same for Outbreak and medicines for example)

Really: a pretty elegant solution to fix the lack of negative states in the Galaxy. Do the same with Pirate Attack (if not countered -> Lockdown) and Outbreak (if not countered -> Bust + Civil Unrest) and the Galaxy wil be far more interesting to play with. :)
 
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Really: a pretty elegant solution to fix the lack of negative states in the Galaxy. Do the same with Pirate Attack (if not countered -> Lockdown) and Outbreak (if not countered -> Bust + Civil Unrest) and the Galaxy wil be far more interesting to play with.
I still wish for a specialized Criminal Government economy as distinct from Anarchy that will flip the profit margins and production of legal commodities and black market commodities, so that systems completely controlled by the mob become more distinctive.
 
In the real world Outbreak and Famine are natural consequences of War. There are more than enough War states in the galaxy. Did we really need an artificial mechanism for it?
Outbreak will often result from losing a War, and sometimes even from winning it, as things stand.
Yea, but the wars in 3305 are kinda different that twentieth century wars. There is no massive displacement of civilians nor massive troop movements
Wars are pretty much symbolic and are sorted out in special designated areas, fought most probably using telepresence/drones with no damage to space assets
On the other hand, thargs are less considerate.
 
Yea, but the wars in 3305 are kinda different that twentieth century wars. There is no massive displacement of civilians nor massive troop movements
Wars are pretty much symbolic and are sorted out in special designated areas, fought most probably using telepresence/drones with no damage to space assets
On the other hand, thargs are less considerate.
Are you sure about that? These are not ritual wars between pre-industrial tribes. There even is some small sense of urgency in game by conflict zone warnings and npc's claiming to escape the system. War is still war, even to this day.

It is unclear if what Thargoids are doing can be considered a war.
 
Operation Feed The Faithful: With the Blight still in effect at our Industrial facility there is a vast demand for food. Until the Blight ends and we go into Famine, we could contaminate further food stocks but the plight of the Faithful is now becoming dire. The following right now are the most urgently required: 4,694,320 grain @ 3,102 Cr/Ton, 1,188,650 fruit & veg @ 3,598 Cr/Ton, 1,731,930 Algae @ 2,121 Cr/Ton, 383,755 Synthetic Meat @ 1,654 Cr/Ton most urgently required at Furuta Dock, HIP 29314.
 
In the real world Outbreak and Famine are natural consequences of War... Did we really need an artificial mechanism for it?
Actually... famine never occurs from war in elite... since war doesn't hurt the economy. And since FD don't seem to want to rebalance effects that create famine, this is what we get.

Tangentially... imagine if handing in combat bonds helped security, and hurt economy of the faction you submitted them to. There's an idea...

(Tbh, there aren't enough double- edge effects like this... significantly help one aspect of a faction at the detriment of another aspect)
 
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Actually... famine never occurs from war in elite... since war doesn't hurt the economy. And since FD don't seem to want to rebalance effects that create famine, this is what we get.

Tangentially... imagine if handing in combat bonds helped security, and hurt economy of the faction you submitted them to. There's an idea...

(Tbh, there aren't enough double- edge effects like this... significantly help one aspect of a faction at the detriment of another aspect)
Yeah...that was my point. :p
 
So ... there's another BGS state to give people infinite Space Truck Simulator gameplay possibilities after a wishy washy "anti-capitalists are evil terrorists" story-line and ... that's it? Are we sure there even is a writer team at this stage?
 
Bit at the end is interesting - is the next II being queued up?

Rockforth Corporation Releases Apology
05 NOV 3305
The CEO of Rockforth Corporation has expressed regret at her company’s role in the distribution of blight pathogen, which ravaged crops in hundreds of systems.

In a statement to the media, Sylvia Rockforth insisted that the lack of proper oversight in the manufacture of EX7 fertiliser was an ‘anomaly’, inconsistent with the company’s ‘traditional commitment to quality’.

“I offer my sincere apologies to everyone affected by the blight,” said Rockforth. “The premature release of an ultimately damaging product is unacceptable. My company now has a great deal of work ahead to regain the trust of our customers and partners. The foundation of a restitution fund, using profits made from EX7, is the first step towards doing so.”

“A review of decisions preceding the release of EX7 has resulted in the termination of several Rockforth employee contracts. This includes former marketing director Rex Whitlock. Rex’s desire for career progression overcame his common sense, and his dismissal of regulatory practices placed billions of good people in danger.”

In other news, Dr Genevieve Kane of the Interstellar Association for Agriculture has confirmed that thousands of markets across the galaxy will now stock its specialised agronomic treatment.

“We have established the widespread manufacture and distribution of the treatment, ensuring availability in the event of a blight outbreak,” said Dr Kane.

“Additionally, data provided by IAA vessels indicates that we can accurately determine which areas of the galaxy are in need of agronomic treatment. One anomaly involved an unexpected call for supplies from the Upaniklis system, which will need to be investigated. But otherwise we are satisfied with our detection methods.”
 
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