In a series of quality of life updates, Stellaris has now updated the Ecumenopolis. Some may say the choice is redundant, with many other balance changes needed, but devs have assured us that those are all part of the Lem update.
Something Paradox have received a lot of feedback on is that when a world is transformed into an Ecumenopolis is the assignment of industrial districts.
Prior to 3.1, all of the industrial districts were assumed to be devoted to alloy production and thus converted into foundry arcologies. No more, in 3.1 industrial districts will convert based on the planetary designation:
- With the “Foundry World” designation, industrial districts will convert into foundry arcologies, at a 2:1 ratio,
- With the “Factory World” designation, industrial districts will convert into factory arcologies, at a 2:1 ratio,
- With any other designation, including the “Industrial World” designation, industrial districts will convert into both foundry and factory arcologies, at a 4:1:1 ratio.
Another change they've implemented is the Arcology Project ascension perk and the decision to restore relic worlds into ecumenopolises is now accessible to Rogue Servitors. In addition, the leisure arcologies that would normally be present have been repurposed for housing bio-trophies in luxurious towering arcologies.
Aside from these changes, it is important to mention that now both Hive Worlds and Machine Worlds have gained an additional bonus to bring them more in line with Gaia Worlds. Hive Worlds now have +1 innate Spawning Drone job and Machine Worlds now have +1 innate Replicator job. The Machine World given by the Resource Consolidation origin starts with a blocker that will need to be cleared to unlock the Replicator job.