Hmmm, the Drengin/korath schism sounds very much like the ur-quan kzer-za (green, slavers) and Kohr-ah (Black, genocidal) from *We're not worthy!* Star control two, no complaints there but
Different races being able to colonise certain specialised planets is a feature I thought was lacking in the original, I'm glad to see it added, it will (hopefully) make the beginning more interesting, less of a mad rush for planets.One thing im not sure about here, but will having these different conditions effectively mean more colonizable planets per galaxy? i.e. As it stands colonizable planets seem to be those near Earth standard unversally, so will humans be able to use these worlds, whereas say the drengin will prefer volcanic worlds (well thats the type of world i imagine them occupying at least) the torian water worlds etc.. That was one of my favourite things about *Bows down and worships* Master of orion, especially as the silicoids and I believe the meklar, being able to take any world hehehe
As for espionage, more is better! I like the ability to sabotage enemy installations, steal research.. there is a game, o.r.b, quite like haegemonia but unfortunately relatively unrecognised, (Being released around the same time didnt help)In which you could sabotage their research, slowing it down, and destroy ships killing its crew (of which there was a limited supply).I love being a sneaky bugger, and would love to see these abilities in galciv, which in my opinion is already quite good at exploring non military options.
I want to sabotage that huge frelling Battleship they're sending at me and blame those hesmana insectoids (man they annoy me...influence just flowing from thier wazoo's..do insects even HAVE wazoo's?)
Yes, I am farscape fan.
As for megablobs question of price, I dont mind paying the $30 (though perhaps somewhat more for myself, I'm guessing this price is USD not AUD)Stardock are definitely a company I'm willing to support.Their policies regarding updates and replacement (Most specifically being able to download a replacement for free if you have the serial- I love you guys!) were definitely a major selling point.Man this is a huge post,I'm just gonna end it here...