KP reply #1885
Yikes...100 spies! How much did it cost to get 1 spy at that point? Yep, I dont think passive spies can be countered. Not sure what my opinion is about that.
BOOM reply necromancy at it's finest!
Just completed my first 2.0 beta run as the Alterians. They were my control test and I got no anomolies, so espionage skill stayed at 0%. My 100th spy cost me 11,962 bc, overall costs of 100 spies was 561,053. These numbers are very not nailed down since 1% clicks of my income gives for a huge sway in bc most of that time. In the end I was POCKETING 8k a week even after the 20k treasury hit. During the econ event I was pocketing 24k lol.
Passive spies cannot be countered, but it doesn't matter IMHO since tech stealing is still done via planetary spies...so you still have a defense there. In the many many years that I had passive spies on the 2 AI's in the game, not 1 tech was stolen. Also, any passive spies that are on a race that gets destroyed are lost, unlike their active cousins which get refunded.