Quoting GoaFan77, reply 2
Quoting InfiniteVoid, reply 1Well, this is a game after all, so planet and asteroid populations aren't necessairly to scale.
However, what I think is the best linear scale is in the neighbourhood of 1 population = 10 million. That way, Terran planets can support about 3 billion (highest possible is 3.64 billion on max upgraded TEC Terrans) and an asteroid can support 200 million (considering that that's about two-thirds of the population of the United States, it's not that far fetched).
Then again, the scale could be non-linear and that the growth per 1 population is exponential, curved either like a diminishing returns curve or the standard exponential function curve (either way, planets have far more population than asteroids).
Of course, either scale causes inconsistencies with the amount of colonists that capital colonizers or colony frigates hold.
I don't know, that seems unlikely to me because right now the earth has 6 billion people, you'd think in the future a terran could support even more. I always assumed the population count was in billions but that may not be any more realistic either.
Also, in the Sins game manual it gives the number of crew on each ship. The lowest was the TEC scout at 75 and the highest is the Vasari Evacuator at 15,000 (though some think this may be combat personel only). To me this suggests a high level of automation for all three races, but really its of limited use as we don't know for sure exactly how big these ships are.
75 for that? Those ships must be massive compared to "everyday" objects.
EDIT: Ifinite holds a good point. How fast are these people reproducing? And why are alien races reporducing at the same speed of humans?
Yeah I agree, 75 people to run a measly scout? I would have guessed maybe 5-10. You have a couple pilots, an engineer or two, and possibly a captain.
I could see a capital ship taking maybe a few thousand crew members, because of sheer size you would have to employ cooks, janitors, and other every day grunts, then you would probably have a team of tacticians, several pilots to control the ship, a captain leading everything up on the deck, and then you would have probably a hundred people or so simply manning the guns.
In reguards to the planets though, I think if you have a terran planet with 330 'units' of people, I think millions would be a good unit, or even hundreds of thousands. You need to figure that when humans actually migrate to other planets, not everyone and their grandma are going to flock there. I think saying you have a population of 330,000, 3,330,000, or 33,300,000 is a safe number.
But then you go and look at other planets, especially the asteroids, I doubt there would be 2,000,000 on that rock, and in that case I think it was safe to say there are 20,000 people living there. And finally, one last thing, you would probably have to consider that the majority of the populations even though they are called 'civilians' they are more than likely military personnel.