KhorneFlakes wrote:Except Skywalker, the aliens I'm playing as are very xenophobic. Not "RAR LET'S ANNIHILATE PLANETS AND DEVOUR THE FUCKSPAWN OF OUR ENEMIES!11" xenophobic, but more along the lines of "There is a button there, and if you touch it we'll fire a hell of a lot of warning shots at you. Touch it twice and we'll start killing you."
Needless to say, trade routes are also susceptible to wartime "measures". I might also mention that I decided that the SPAAACE North Korea guys with a obese leader worked better as a micronation, since it added more irony to their situation.
I'm actually building up some Ur-Quan style guys, who might be a *little* (read: MASSIVELY) paranoid of the Greys and other people who mention "uplifting". Suffice to say, they're determined to never let it happen again, or to anyone who was as vulnerable when the *Bad Thing Involving Uplifting* happened. They're polite about it though. They won't blow you up preemptively like Shepistan, but by god don't give them the wrong idea. They're sensitive about that.
What have I said about isolationists and xenophobes as PC nations?
OmegaChief wrote:If you've got -that- many points left over Khorne, the obvious question becomes "Why not just pick up some more sectors"
Unless you're very wedded conceptually to having an empire of a very specific size it's usually the best way to go, and avoids the trouble of to many GDP boosts without going for trade routes if they're not for you.
Skywalker_T-65 wrote:You know...this is a little random but I've been thinking...who would be the most ticked off if the SPACE VIKINGS decided to raid them? It would be a good idea to figure that out early so I can work with that come game start. (Just got to make sure that people realize it is the VIKINGS and not Space Sweden...wouldn't end well if they attacked me instead of them...)
Many Umerians have a chronic, smoldering dislike of jocks, so they're a candidate.
Vanas wrote:Bees tend to have a lot of space traffic, both trade and just internal traffic, so SPACE VIKINGS might be interested... until they board them.
They will pick up your ships, slice them in half with giant turbo-axes, and drain the honey out to make mead!
Skywalker_T-65 wrote:In that case you may have lucked out in not getting next to me. THE BEES, the Hellenes and Darkevil aren't likely to attack you, and the Covenant will likely attack Shinn first. If you had been next to me though, the SPACE VIKINGS would likely invade at some point.
(EDIT: And probably do so right away at that)
The Vikings are a micronation too; Crossroads would probably win.