labgnome wrote: ↑Mon May 06, 2019 6:43 pm
Can we call this Xenophilic?
) in Spanish only means "tendency to form herds and to do whatever the others do". Also, gregarious in the sense of sociable might go well with xenophobic (i.e. Trith like to work with other Trith, because they are sociable, but not with different species, because they are racists), while Xenophilic is exactly the opposite of Xenophobic.
Coward and Explorer
Cowardly species fear the scientific advancements of other species around them and will disrupt their research,while explorers will share datat they have gathered in their explorations freely.
I don't see this, relating exploration/cowardice and research of others. I think this overcomplicates things. Plus does not make sense to me, shouldn't cowards be more afraif of military power than scientific advancements in (say) diplomacy or habitability?
Also, how will you measure that "Exploration of the galaxy"? You need to specify how the proposed effects will work.
I would remove this pair of values.
Warrior and Pacifist
Warrior species are always seeking out combat and will lend out mercenary services to other nearby species increasing their troops. Pacifist species will always do what they can to oppose militarization wherever they find it decreasing the troops of other species around them.
How would pacifists reduce troops of other colonies? That makes no sense to me, and it seems too meddler/coercive.
I would limit the effects of this pair of values (and of most of the other pair of values) to the species that have them (so that pacifists are better doing pacific stuff like diplomacy and warlikers would be better at warring).
Expansionist and Recluse
Expansionist species are always looking to grow and will give a bonus to other species stockpiling efforts. Reclusive species dislike the expansion of other species and will disrupt their stockpiling if they are nearby. [...]
bonus [and malus] from new colonies
Mixing expansionism and stockpiling does not make sense to me. I think my proposal about making expansion harder or easier makes much more sense for gameplay.
Also, what exactly means "bonus/malus from new colonies"? Bonus/malus to the new colony? To all colonies? Again, we need to be more specific on describing the effects.
Developed and Naturalist
Developed species are always looking for new supplies and will work with other species in these efforts. naturalist species prefer untamed natural space and are known to disrupt nearby infrastructure they deem environmentally unfriendly. [...]
bonus from number of buildings [...] bonus to other species supply
I don't like mixing supply (related to range and expansion) and development/naturalism (related to pollution and production).
Also, I don't like effects encouranging the spamming of buildings.
Secretive and Open
I like this one
Ecumenical and Proselytizing
I like this. To avoid confusion with the other meaning of ecumenical (i.e. that expands christianism, with is proselitistic on its own), I would use Eclectic/Open-minded and Prejudiced/Biased/Partial.
The effects on research overlaps with Scientific/Lowbrow, isn't it?
Honorable and Devious
Honorable species always keep their arrangements and often find themselves assisting the labors of other species around them. Devious species are known to engage in autonomous manor sabotage that disrupts the industry of other species.
I don't like mixing (lack of) honourability and production. I'd limit the effects of this values to keeping (or not) your word and public opinion regarding espionage/sabotage. Plus I would not give a bonus to happiness just for doing espionage/sabotage. Devious people does not get happy knowing that someone if being a dick, they just don't care.
Egalitarian and Hierarchical
Egalitarian species believe that everyone's voice is valuable and will promote the influence of other species around them. Hierarchical species consider themselves superior to other species around them and will often disrupt their influence.
Hierarchical, IMO, is about how the society within a species is organised. Also, I don't see how this relates to influence production.
Scientific and Lowbrow
I don't like mixing science and detection.
Also, for this and for anything related to happiness from the planetary focus, for simplicity, I would remove this kind of values and let it to the happiness bonus you get from setting the preferred focus.
Industrial and Conservationist
I don't like mixing industry and stockpiling.
Also conservationists seems related to nature (as well as art, antiquities, etc.) and not to stockpiling. I'd say, conceptually, this overlaps with development/nature.
Customary (formerly Conformist) and Deviant
I can't see the relation between disliking foreign customs and boosting/hindering supply. Conceptually this seem to overlap with Cosmopolitan/Isolationist. I would remove this pair.
Corrupt and Lawful
Conceptually overlaps with Honorable/Deviant. I would remove this pair.