FreeOrion

Forums for the FreeOrion project
It is currently Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:58 pm

All times are UTC


Forum rules


Always mention the exact version of FreeOrion you are testing.

When reporting an issue regarding the AI, if possible provide the relevant AI log file and a save game file that demonstrates the issue.



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:16 am 
Offline
Creative Contributor
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:45 pm
Posts: 3291
In the pedia, Self Sustaining says it gives a bonus equal to all three growth specials. Except that it seems to give more than that, especially if the species has Good Population.

For an Organic species with GP and all the growth specials, the specials are applied after, whereas an SS species with GP gets the bonus applied after self sustaining, increasing the bonus. In addition, SS species in general are, well, a Bit Good.

I think they ought to be rebalanced a bit so that the bonus is equal to two growth specials, not three, applied after good population (if currently possible) and with the bonus coded in a clearer manner (ie in the same way as the growth specials instead of the multiplication method currently used that, frankly, I can't follow.

In addition, the Xenophobic malus for Trith was meant, and is implied in the pedia, to simply negate the SS bonus. In fact it seems to have a bigger effect than this in several cases and is coded in a completely different way to the bonus.

Thread is basically both a bug report and a scripting/balancing issue, not sure which is most important but they're linked. I've long been worried that SS is OTT, but Trith are getting penalised more than intended to balance their power without it. I'm still not sure other aspects of xenophobia are right, but the population bonus/malus should be fine if it worked properly, it doesn't currently.

_________________
Mat Bowles

Any code or patches in anything posted here is released under the CC and GPL licences in use for the FO project.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group