Game Balance: purchasing alien ships too cheap

buying colony ships, scouts, and survey ships undermines the 4X progression

Posted on Monday, March 9, 2015

Suggestion:    Increase the cost of purchasing alien ships.    It is very easy to buy ships from other races.  Voila! instant colonizers, scouts, and survey ships.   Buying other teams' survey ships typically deprives that race of the ability to grab all those goodie huts.  Also, purchasing other races builder ships (I forgot what they are called) allows you to immediately command them to make a star base.  This expands the player's frontiers.   The cheap prices of alien ships twists the  4X progression.