i was watching star Trek DS9 tonight and they mentioned that one group wouldn’t want to take action if they wanted to continue trading with the federation…it got me thinking:
I LOVE the social aspect of the game, but it could be made stronger if stars could ONLY build economy, others ONLY industry, others ONLY science, so you would be inclined to trade with each other for infrastructure as the game starts, but as you expand you could become self sufficient by finding enough stars with the resources you need, but continuous trading,would only make you stronger. This way trading alliances would be much more of a necessity, and social cooperation and interaction increased. you could even implement trade routes and convoys…and add another dynamic to the game.
I realize this alters the entire game-play…but what do you think? is there a way to create more dependence on continuous trading and cooperation throughout the game?