Stellaris is full of factions, and different factions are equipped with different abilities. These factions represent something akin to political parties in the real world. In this article, our focus will be on how to effectively deal with factions in Stellaris.
Factions – Essential Stellaris Figures
Factions are one of the most important figures of Stellaris. There are some important things to note about factions. Factions have some properties that are coming to them all. Some of these properties are approval, spawn limitations, support, issues, effects and others.
As mentioned earlier, all factions have something that is called spawn limitation, as designed; they only spawn after a 10 year period has elapsed. This sounds like a lot of time and it actually is. This can make it difficult for the faction to function optimally.
Another great property of factions is that they have an approval percentage, and this percentage is important to improve the pop’s happiness.
Pops support factions, but the catch is that pops can only support one faction, and to do this, the faction needs to have full citizenship rights.
Also, when it comes to the happiness level of the game, issues directly affect the happiness in the game. The more issues are solved in the game, the more the happiness level of the game.
So How do you Deal with Factions in Stellaris
For some players, they deal with the factions during their game time by suppressing them whenever they pop up. This is so because they see them as an unnecessary distraction to their game and feel that they distract their game and eat up their influence. So, by suppressing them, they are able to get rid of them temporarily. They may even want to suppress them permanently.
While this may seem like a wise approach, it’s not the best option as there are better ways to handle factions in Stellaris. The truth is that in an attempt to suppress the factions, it is going to cost you influence, and this is not a good move for the game. Why? A happy faction gives influence, so your aim should be to maximize the happiness of your factions, probably, aim to get a happiness level of 100% to enjoy a good game.
Suppressing the faction, on the other hand, will cost influence and then prove disastrous to the game.
So, instead of suppressing the factions, you may want to study the factions that are connected to your game and study their ethics. Every faction has ethics and these ethics govern their behavior and determine what they want.
The wants of each faction are quite different and it will be good for us to look at a few examples.
A good example will be the authoritarian faction. It has been observed that the authoritarian faction believes in hereditary. They see themselves at the head and look forward to a stratified society. If you can provide this, then you will witness a rise in the pop’s happiness. Also, an extranational authority has a tributary nation and will need to have this to function optimally and to increase the happiness level of the factions. A more easy faction to work with is the government faction. This faction has less ethics and may be more flexible to work with.
A faction that can work well with a minimal intrusion from the faction is the spiritualist faction. The spiritualist faction have some special powers that can change the whole planet into spiritualist. This singular act can erase most factions from the planet. That way, you can avoid most of the troubles that come with factions once you are playing your game in this faction.
It is true that you cannot enjoy a game of Stellaris without having factions. Factions are an essential aspect of the game. At best, you can find a way to make the factions work in your favor. If you are faced with a 4/4 percentage of faction happiness, that is if about 4 of your factions are happy and 4 are unhappy, then there is still the chance of switching things and dealing with the factions. If you can somehow satisfy the wants of the factions, then the number may rise and the issues of factions may not become worrisome again.
Finally, for any lover of Stellaris, mastering how to deal with the various factions that are part of the game is a great skill if you intend to excel in this game.