Deantwo wrote:So I like the premise of the idea, but fail to see where it would make a difference or add anything new.
Well really the idea was to expand trade, offer some intersting options for more decorations, and give empires something to do with those resources that they don't have a use. But you are sort of right it doesn't really add anything new.
One way to prevent the cheesing of forign goods like you described is to impose that the empire in question would be to impose that the goods have to actually be brought in from a differnt system otherwise they just count as domestic/non-exotic.
But yah. Really this wouldn't do anything much unless we get a nice overhull to tradeing and the addition of private companies even. That would make it far more intersting.