Crusade bleedover into Base Game?

Posted on Saturday, February 4, 2023

Hi, I played a lot of Gal Civ 3 a few years ago, and quit shortly after Crusade was released, and only recently have come back to the game, to find there's a lot of changes and new DLC.

I didn't buy Crusade when it came out because of reviews saying that it added resource costs to things like starbase modules, which I wasn't a fan of.

But now, playing the updated-many-times-since-then base game (without any DLC), I find that starbase modules cost resources in the base game now too, even without Crusade.

Just curious if there are any other things from the Crusade DLC that have bled over into the base game.

Side note: why doesn't any tech tree have Planetary Defense Domes anymore? Or is that something that's now exclusive to Crusade or some other DLC?