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Old March 20th, 2001, 02:31 AM

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Just wanted to say that the MEE feature makes SEIV feel like... like... a game - and not like "the real thing"...

My thematic point of view on SEIV is "realistic" (?). By realistic I mean: "complex rules that make it unable for me to tell wether it's real or not".

I'm exaggerating, of course - but the MEE-rules should be redefined.

Other things that the AI races should take into account when appointing their MEE:

-Atrocities (serious AI-problem here need to be fixed cause the AI-races like to commit atrocities which would make all races MEE).
-Aggressivness (how often one declare wars or attacks)
-Honor (if you keep you promises you should be trustworthy in SEIV)

The size of the Empire (i.e. SCORE) should of course also be taken into account - but not as the ONLY modifier.

I just saw a very interesting Canadian TV-MOVIE with Alec Baldwin "THE NUREMBERG TRIALS" (or something like that). It was about Justice Jackson (Baldwin), a prosecutor who prosecuted the surving NAZI officers after the war. After seeing the movie I thought:
NAZI germany was an MEE, not because they were big - because they slaghtered other races and conqured other "empires".

You're not evil because you are big.

Or are you?
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Old March 20th, 2001, 02:44 AM
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Default Re: \"Mega Evil Empire\" triggering

You can always see your own score, and if you're not 1st you're definitely not MEE.

I think atrocities should boost anger in all peaceful/ neutral races, and maybe not affect bloodthirsty ones. Same should apply to your own people.

If you plan on blowing up planets, you better have a lot of UPCs pumping out propaganda to prevent riots.
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Old March 20th, 2001, 03:20 AM

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What happens if you are MEE then go down to second place by only a few points? Would you still be MEE or does it wear off once your score is not above the MEE level?
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