Just got back into this sweet title. Was watching some Extra Credits videos about not-so-well-known games with my roommate. It reminded me of this game, and after talking it up to him I had to dive back in.
So I've somehow managed to get most of my federation wiped out, but I have also wiped out most of the other races. I'm down to the Acutians and the Boarine. The Acutians have formed a fear empire, and the current game state is 4 to 3 planets (Acutians got off a planet cracker). I also have a rather serious problems.
So, here's my issue: on all of the Boarine planets, the Economy is dropping fairly quickly. Aid local economy can outpace it, but that is rather difficult to do on all 3 planets. There is no negative economy trend on any planets.
Also, the Acutians have their economy rising on all planets. Again, I can keep it down with Undermine Local Economy, and there is no positive economy trend on any planet.
I guess my question is, what is causing this? Is it the rampant piracy perhaps?
I have been able to keep the Acutians at bay so far but with their production continually ramping up it is rather difficult. I have sabotaged all of their planets other RCI values into oblivion, but I cannot keep their production down and the Boarine's up at the same time. I would like to make this into a win.