Am I missing something with these guys? I've been trying to figure out how to play with them and I just can't figure it out. My morale is always dropping like a rock, causing people to leave, which then lowers my income, and low income means I can't support ships. I do put one of those morale, one a planet improvements on them but morale just goes *BOOOM* and dead. We're talking within the first 20-30 turns this is happening in. Any suggestions or should I just stick with races I understand? >.>
I'm fairly new, so I can't really answer this question, but I highlighted the things I don't think anyone is addressing.
There was a lot of good economy advice here in general, but I didn't see anyone say they have had the "BOOM" also. I had it just last night, playing Yor on a huge galaxy with 3 good/neutral civilizations.
I could not figure it out at all. I have played Yor several times and have never had this happen. Early in the game my approval just JUMPED to 100%, and I don't know what I did. I was taxing the hell out of people, and it just stayed stellar.
Then, something happened. I don't know what it was. ...probably around 30 turns in, and my approval just floored. Of course, by that time, I had expanded like gangbusters. I had built a ton of buildings. Now, I am looking at an economy where I have 100% taxes, 1% approval, and some minumal productions with like 80% spending.
Okay, so I assume I am now screwed on this game, but I really want to know what bonus I got early that had me believing I could colonize half the galaxy. I did everything as I normally would, except to take advantage of that bizarre bump in approval. BTW, I don't have ToA, just vanilla GCII Dread Lords.
I have to one day figure out what that weird bonus was.EDIT:
Not that anyone cares anymore, but I did restart my game with Yor on a Huge galaxy. Yes, this time I got the exact same economic bonus as I did before, but this time I had my eyes open. Apparently, when your economy is dominant in the galaxy, you get a message like, "Economic interest in your civilization has grown throughout the galaxy. As a result, you will be getting numerous foreign investors and will receive a big economic bonus."
I got the bonus about 30-40 turns in this time. it took my -19 bc/turn economy into a +619 bc/turn economy in one turn, no sliders. This time I am watching out though. Last time I didn't realize it was a temporary bonus, and I used to it expand the hell out of my civ. Then, when it was gone, I was completely hosed and had to start over.
The question is, "What do I do with this bonus considering I know it's going to go away?" The obvious thing is to just take the money and not change your production scheme or sliders. ...I don't see how you can use it for production or population expansion. If you do, you will absolutely tank because of all the maintainance costs and unhappy people when you lost the bonus. It's a really really backhanded bonus, I say. You really just have to take minimal advantage of it, or just bank the money. Otherwise, you are sunk when it goes away.