Arioch wrote:Minor factions (including splinter colonies) are random. Some of the star system names that occur near each major faction are pre-determined, but their contents are not.
Arioch wrote:They probably either assimilated or conquered the Human splinter colony and then built colony ships from there.
Colony ships are populated with whatever the largest population on the constructing planet is (assuming it's not Primitive or has some other disqualifying attribute). However, colony ships observe the colonization rules for the owning empire, so you can't (for example) colonize an Arid world as Orthin using Human colonists.
Arioch wrote:When you introduce a new race to a planet that has a higher habitability rating for that planet's biomes than the current population, this increases the pop cap of the planet -- for all inhabitants. This might seem illogical, but it's to avoid the micromanagement of having to remove sub-optimal colonists from a planet to max out population. Realistically, you should have to remove the humans from the planet to take full advantage of the superior Ashdar arid habitability, and that's no fun.
Habitat domes let you live in a biome that you couldn't otherwise live in at all.
Arioch wrote:Habitat domes let you live in a biome that you couldn't otherwise live in at all.
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