- Significant reduction in the # of anomalies.
This is getting you sent to bed without supper, otherwise you would have gotten triple or even quadruple desert.
Anomalies are the only reason to have Survey ships and they should never run out and there are never enough, they are the reason 4x games exist even if called Goody Huts in some games.
In three I would add at least a hundred if not more to the map and would only stop because my hand would tire from clicking.
I realize however that I play not to win as I am not sure I ever finished a GC game. But to see how large an Empire I can build before I ever have to meet the AI to be pestered by incessant request for things, they don't deserve just like entitled "Karen's" in real life. Usually start a new game when the extraterrestrial scums constant interruptions are more than I can handle.
Have to say, if I was frogboy, the idea of not getting three or four rain-less, barren wastelands where snakes and spiders live wouldn't bother me none too much.
But being sent to bed without Christmas dessert, on the other hand...
Hey, look, if we're going to bombard Stardock for their typos, we need to be sure we're perfick. Don't won 'um coopyin up er mistooks, now, dwee?
I like the idea of Research and Manufacturing being affected by Approval. Completely makes sense that an unhappy Core World will not give of it's best to it's Leader who it thinks is a bit of an A-Hole....If the Core World is 100% happy, you can expect 100% no slacking because The Leader Is The Greatest!