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Starsector 0.95a is out! (03/26/21); Blog post: Skill Changes, Part 2 (07/15/21)

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Enemy armada generation
« on: April 24, 2021, 02:00:28 AM »

In 9.1 I stopped playing because things got a little too ridiculous, but I'm not sure what caused it so I have a question because I don't want to repeat what happened again.
Before I begin: I had Nex enabled.
I had 2 or 3 colonies in the same system, but as I progressed it didn't seem like I was actually progressing since all enemy invasion and similar fleets always overpowered my own AI controlled patrols, even though I invested everything that was possible to invest into strengthening them, even from other mods such as industrial evolution like military relays. Everything, there weren't any more room for improvements.
It was like this constantly, enemy FP was always a few steps ahead of me.
Credits to summon defense fleets weren't an issue, but eventually the system got so cluttered with fleets that it was painful to enter it. Any less than 4 max FP defense fleets/invasion or raid events would result in my planet being ravaged. When I was being targeted by 4 factions at once, I just gave up, it killed my frames. For reference, invasions were usually composed of 4 to 6 fleets, where every fleet had only capital ships plus fuel and supply carriage, 30/30. Not a single month passed without having to requisition defense fleets.

So my question is, what caused it and how can I prevent it this time? I already started a playthrough without Nex but I kinda miss its features, but if I can't stop such a big cluster**** from happening agan I'd rather keep playing without it. How can colonies stay vanilla-ish in Nex?


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Re: Enemy armada generation
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2021, 07:44:02 AM »

The non-commissioned route for Nex is much more difficult than the commissioned route. You'll have to have a good set of allies before building up your colonies, otherwise, yeah. You get 4 factions trying to invade you.


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Re: Enemy armada generation
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2021, 08:27:50 AM »

I've had to decrease invasion threshold in my games to make them more frequent early on. Sounds like you need to increase yours. Are you playing past cycle 300 or something? and with a ton of factions? because what you describe does sound excessive