Nice one, Iztok... all little greenish Icons right from the start!
One more reason why i gave Toxic or RadioActive initial colonizing "power" to the Aliens since X-Com & Magnetic are Super-Adapters in (hold on, people) X-Worlds 06-A and earlier versions.
50 to 50 = 100 still eludes me, but i've got me some slick Oranges icons ready for SD devs decision on gapping everything to 20-30-50 or maybe even more levels. But Terraforming is even worst as some of you may know already.
I know im trolling and i offer the OP very little help, beleive me with these guys you don't need anymore.
I gotta love that you are poking fun at yourself now!! The "hold on, people" people had me in stitches.
Also, saves the rest of us pointing it out. ( I couldn't be too nice of course, had to throw that one in )
I'm assuming those with Super Adapter can be given another ability much the same way you can add techs?
What you could do though and since SA when with the Icos in the default state is none too powerful anyway, is give the Iconians Super Trader.
I have done this and it gived the Icos a new lease on life, especailly with their already fine Tech Tree. (TA of course) With everyone having extreme techs and Icos with Super Trader it actually balances out quite well, though i did adjust some of the research costs for extreme techs in the Icos Tree to give them back a little colonization advantage for the extreme worlds.
Iv'e done this in, (look out shameless plug) my race mod that may or may not form part of a larger mod the ToE/SS is working on, or at least was.
3) Anything under 3 to 1 military will not get you the "big stick" that you really want. Like SS said get to Total Majesty ASAP and along with 3 to 1 military rating you should have the AI melting in your hand.
They will trade defense techs, up until you get -- in "we don't trust them" anyway. (or whatever it's called). No matter the advantage you may have you will never get anything from the PI branch from the AI. They just do not give that up.
Btw...DA FTW. TA is fine...but DA is the rooster in the hen house IMHO.