Stellaris is a sci-fi strategy in which players get to explore a huge galaxy full of wonder. The game is developed and published by Paradox Interactive which are known for making games such as Crusader Kings and Europa Universalis. Recently, Paradox Interactive shared another Developer Diary in which they talk about the 1.5 patch.
In this update, the most important thing coming to Stellaris is the feature called Traditions and Unity. The devs spent time thinking about adding more empire customization and allowing “tall” empires. Traditions and Unity will take care of this by adding 7 Traditions trees and a new resource that will be used to unlock them called Unity. Every Tradition brings a starter bonus, and along with it five bonuses which players can unlock and a finisher bonus that they get when the Tradition tree is filled out.
The seven Tradition trees are as goes:
- Expansion: Focuses on growth through rapid colonization.
- Domination: Focuses on maintaining control over your population and subjects.
- Prosperity: Focuses on economic growth.
- Harmony: Focuses on maintaining a happy and diverse population.
- Supremacy: Focuses on growth through military conquest.
- Purity: Focuses on strength through homogeneity and dominion over other species.
- Exploration: Focuses on exploration and scientific discovery.
The size of your empire, as well as the internal stability of it, will affect how much unlocking the Tradition will cost. If the empire has unhappy factions, minorities, and slaves, that will also increase the cost so take good care of your empire if you want to obtain Traditions for cheap. Also, having a smaller empire means that you get to unlock Traditions easier than the players with bigger empires.
For more info about this update, check out the announcement here.