- Acronym Guide
Greetings all, this is Earth Republic here! So, you've started playing The Lacuna Expanse, but you're being confused by all the acronyms people are using here, right? Well, have no fear, I am here to help! The following is a list of most major acronyms used in TLE, but you may still come across some that aren't listed here. If you find an acronym not listed, by all means, add it to the list!
- Building a Happiness Planet
Your next colony happiness requirement is the same empire-wide. Concentrating you efforts in one colony saves a lot of time and energy, as well as a lot of E and Halls.
Whatever you paid in ore to get the building built will come out as waste when you demolish the building.
Happiness is a resource that gets spent at certain actions and affects build time of its colony. Values below 0 lead to longer build times and may attract Cultists. Launching colony ships or space stations deducts a predictable amount of happiness. There is also a cap (9,223,372,036,854,775,807) for the maximum amount of happiness (or theorically, UNhappiness) you can accumulate on each planet while each planet's happiness is independent from the other.
Waste is the excess produced with any kind of production. Used wisely it can be a valuable resource that can be turned into other needed resources. Used poorly it can turn into pollution that will decrease your empire's happiness. Without happiness you will be unable to colonize other planets.