Originally posted by AvA_Majestic
I just played through an 8 play imposs huge using the standard uni, +1 prod, lHW, but with lithovore instead of tolerant.
With a start that could only be described as average, I still ended up absolutely dominating (which considering i'm not as good as most of the people on here, and frequently struggle on this game setting, is a surprise), in a game that included silicoids, psilon, klackon, etc.
It seems to me that except in the earliest parts of the game lithovore is up to tolerants level with production, and beats it on tech and expansion. You dont get the population bonuses, but other than that it seems superior?
In the early game you can research much faster than a tol, and your production capabilities are similar. You take a fairly hard hit from pollution, but you can have some guys on research some on production to keep it from being pollution dominated. Once you get pollution processor things rapidly start to improve.
Has anyone done the math comparing the two?
I've not seen UniLith +1 prod LHW mentioned much, but I found it very powerful.