Setting up Edit
Things to select in game setup:
- Influence Bonus
- Population Growth Bonus
- Social Production Bonus
- Be Evil for the free starbase upgrades - the costs will otherwise mount
Peaceful conquest Edit
Describe utilizing starbases and maximizing influence here...
Things to build:
- Influence starbase
- Cultural Exchange Center
- Political Capital
- Restaurant of Eternity
- Mining starbases on at least one influence resource.
Bloodless victory Edit
If you control 75% of the influence points in the galaxy, you will gain influence victory.
Other benefits Edit
Limitations and loopholes Edit
- On large maps you will build numerous influence star bases, and the costs of building new ones will be climbing up, unless you max out logistics and disband ones you don't need any more.
- On lower difficulty levels the AI will not resist influence starbases, making the strategy less challenging to play. On higher AI levels, starbases will be perceived as a threat and may lead to an attack.