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An AI seedship must find a home for the last survivors of the human race · By John Ayliff

Lowest Score

A topic by Edward James created May 05, 2022 Views: 1,016 Replies: 5
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I once upon a time managed to get a negative score by landing on a horrible planet way too far into my journey with an existing society that ended up commiting genocide against us, losing me like 2000-3000 pts I can't remember, but my ship was so damaged that my score of 750-1500 was overpowered by the genocide and I ended up with a - number. I still haven't been able to recreate that score but I'm still trying

I had a run that ended at the twelfth planet because I thought it was the best I could find... final result shows I didn't realise how bad it really was! I was aiming for a high-score I should say!

The planet was Marginal, Moderate, Moderate, Oceans, Poor but with a moon that was Metal-Rich. This was a better word than I had yet found... the only one without any "red" results and the only one with more than two "green"s despite two upgraded scanners, nevermind the metal-rich moon. On the other side it had Outstanding ugliness (which was the final straw that sent me into Warring-states that destroyed my cultural database!) as well as Poisonous plants (really nasty), Dangerous animals (not that bad really - especially compared to the plants!) and Dangerous ruins (apparently all your colonists go there so I lost a third of them!!!)

Final score: 4525 - with 29% scientific database, 0% cultural database and a warring states iron age civilisation! (963 colonists survived landing)

I feel like this might be nearly the worst score possible for a planet with no pre-existing civilisation and such a good planet geology. (I was also turned away from another system with a beautiful planet because they didn't want us... this was ultimately one of the worst or worst run of fortune I've had in this game!)

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Ha!  I got something worse!  I ran out of probes and had already visited 25 planets so I found a planet with Breathable, Low, Moderate, Oceans, Rich.  On top of that when I landed it had a metal rich moon, outstanding beauty, and Monumental ruins.  But it also had Poisonous Plants and Dangerous animals.  I had 639 survivors after landing but they were all killed leaving me with a score of 2889.  And I was trying to get a good score.

Also this is not my lowest just I felt I had good odds with this then got a trash score.  My lowest is 2200.

Yeah, that was rough indeed... those plants should not be underestimated... I always think of them as triffids! :D

It seems the trick to getting a bad score is to be genocided... after visiting 22 planets, and wanting to just survive since I was out of probes (I think I lost three to space events!) and everything was damaged except two of the scanners though at least I had second level upgrades to all but one scanner (which had the first upgrade), I got a three greens, yellow (from the single upgrade) and a failed scan... final result 1228 points!!

The failed scan was a red (of course), the moon was barren (to complement the yellow (poor)  resources, not that it would matter), and despite edible plants and inoffensive animals the planet-wide warring states iron age natives genocided the half of the colonists that survived constructing a settlement (almost all survived landing (much to my surprise) despite my battered landing systems) which went badly due to only have a third of my construction systems still operating and both databases less than 50%... like I said at the start, I was just looking to survive... apparently I wasn't even allowed that - and certainly I didn't know what I let myself in for with this planet due to lack of probes!