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I am pretty sure you helped me with a bunch of Moars stuff, but I accidentally closed the discord chat with you. Can you add me again so I can at least get that information again? My Discord username is Fancymann#0794.
Greetings, Monet47. I realize that the official guidelines for Andromeda say that it does not require permission to enter the Andromeda galaxy, but I'd like to tell you a bit about my empire before I enter. I won't bother with the whole description (Not that I've finished it yet) but I'll sum them up.
- - Sycadin Keepers - -
An infestation-based empire. Formerly being ocean life on Deimos, they often have fins, tentacles, etc. They are bent on protecting lore, although what lore they speak of is currently unknown.
I hereby notify you that my fictional civilization, the Medwedian Democratic Federation will be having small colonies in the Andromeda Galaxy. "Small" means 5-10 systems as of 2825.
Medwedia is a nation located in the Lower Sagittarius Arm of the Milky Way. Medwedia is transistioning from high-end tier 4 to tier 3 right now, so Transwarp drives or possibly hyperspace technology gifted by the Roebani Injunction would be used for intergalactic travel.
I have one question: is establishing one or more stations, each manned by several thousand men, in intergalactic space between the Milky Way and Andromeda in order to mark out and secure a safe passage to the Colonies a good idea?
Hey there, I was planning on having my main fiction, the United Persan Descendants, settle in Andromeda. I know I don't need to ask for permission anymore, but it just wouldn't feel right to me to do so with out informing one of the galaxy's coordinators. Hope I'm not being a bother.
Finally I'm planning on taking the UPD and making them a post scarcity society. I'm just not sure how to go about that and I would like your advice. Here's a link to the page -> 
Hi Gorzil. I'm fine for the Persan to establish a territory in Andromeda. It's not a bother at all. Where are you planning to set them up?
As for plans to make the UPD post-scarcity, it's understandable if you feel daunted. It's a rather idealistic vision for a society that would in most cases need some major paradigm shift to work. But there are two ideas of what post-scarcity is that I have seen.
Post-Scarcity - When materials and products are so abundant and easy-to-acquire they seem practically infinite in supply.
Post-Currency - When a society moves to transcend the concept of having a medium of exchange.
Technically, many developed Western nations' food supplies could be considered post-scarcity as the supply of food is so plentiful that no one can really starve to death in these countries any more. But post-currency puts you at a disadvantage as one key advantage of a medium of exchange is its ability to act as a more precise measurement of value than what is possible in a barter economy. Other nations that like using currency may be disinclined to perform exchanges if the other party has a very different idea of what equates to a fair trade.
But post scarcity is controversial rightly because of it's image where everyone can produce what they need and there is no dependency. Pulizer-prize winning writer Thomas Friedman once wrote "Communism was a great system for making people equally poor |...| Capitalism made people unequally rich.” A post-scarcity society runs on the idea that the communist model just needs a few optimizations by way of using technology to inflate the footprint considerably until everyone is satisfied and living well. This is at the detriment of economic efficiency as the higher an individual's quality of life is, the greater the quantity of resources required to sustain it.
If the flow of raw materials are managed by polities like the local community or a planetary administration but that has problems of its own as it involves a labyrinthine level of supply chain management. That's a fair bit of paperwork and in the real world administrations are usually drowned in paperwork. The notoriously hilarious inefficiency of the Adeptus Terra and the habit of tithes and cults going unnoticed for centuries in 40K is a parody of how overwhelmed in paperwork government institutions tend to be.
Another possibility to improve their industrial capacity is reduce the prevalence of nanotech-enhanced production. It's an interesting idea to explore, but if the bulk of production is left to individuals except when a project requires more than one person, the Persan economic output is going to be dwarfed by the ability of other nations to just churn out endless reams of cheap, precision-assembled goods from continent-spanning factory complexes or orbital megastructures. It could give them a supreme advantage in the craft economy, but for sheer bulk production other nations have the means to assign a single individual to oversee multiple production lines.
But best to talk to Charles Murray about the nuances as he has a fair amount of knowledge on the systems of economics.
Could you name or create a chess-like game invented by the Draconid Imperium? I would like one of my captains to play this game, and it seems likely that the DI could have spread it through the Gigaquadrant with their cultural influence.
I believe I have a cool storyline: An empire of essence-consuming parasites (Somnia Liciatorium Textenium, AKA Dream Weavers), split into three warring factions, which, after the so called "War of the Weavers", align to form "The Hive of Dreams", the incarnation of demonic, parasitical power. This would be set in the Umbra sector of Andromeda, after the events of "Realm of the Giants" but before "Shadows of the Melody" Please get back to me on this.
It's an interesting proposal, Dromlexer is the the primary player in Umbra so you could talk to him. Although in Andromeda villain-type characters tend to be more nuanced than a one-morality threat to all life in the galaxy. So perhaps there are dream weavers that are not bent on rabidly consuming all essence in the universe.
By the time of the events you propose, there is the Great Xonexian Schism, and the rise of a galaxy-threatening wave of energy parasites might stretch current goings-on (the war is mostly concluded so a mid-war addendum where everyone momentarily putting things aside to deal with this new threat is unlikely to pass).
Oh, and Monet, there are three factions (two of which I haven't posted yet) of Dream Weavers, and their goals are all different. Vampa are the all consuming ones, Crustaceus are the more benign ones and Toxa are mainly neutral but can be deadly when angered.