Favours can be exchanged through diplomatic trade or obtained through events and have two objectives. First, an empire can resort to favors to add the diplomatic weight of another empire to its own if it votes on resolutions within the Galactic Community as long as they do not vote identically. Second, favours increase the acceptance rate of certain diplomatic agreements or Federation law by 5 euros for each service. An empire may owe up to 10 favors to another empire. The enemy of my enemy… a research agreement will be reached. Even if you don`t benefit directly from a technology research agreement, there are other ways to take advantage of it. The acceptance of diplomatic agreements by computer empires is determined by several factors. Research agreements are a good way to build trust in another empire… And that`s what it`s all about.
The AI is pretty bad at the end of the technology, so you will almost certainly be much better than them and will get nothing on its own. Notes: Remember that this contract completely blocks any aggressive policy, so don`t sign with someone you want to conquer. Make sure your neighbours sign such pacts with you. Think about the length of the deal – if you have to bribe other distant empires to sign it, you should consider it. Monthly delivery is a monthly exchange with another empire. Credits are automatically sent as long as the agreement is in effect. In the center of the screen, you will find clues  about the probability of ending the exchange. For the other empire to only take into account your offer, the figure must be green – it will vary depending on the details of the proposal.
The underlying is based on their attitude towards you – the more they look at you, the lower the cost. The scroll bar below is used to set the duration of the contract in years. I mean, they make sense, of course, when you can have an empire on technical parity with yours, but in my experience, it`s a very rarity. I understand that the benefits of a research agreement only apply to the technologies of the other empire, but you don`t? I`m still harassed by neighbors in a stone-compared period and I wonder to piss a little monthly influence on them to help them speed up their search while I get nothing from the deal. Unless I`m missing something. This agreement makes it possible to carry out 25% cheaper research on technologies that the equivalent has already discovered. After moving the mouse cursor to the chord icon, you`ll see a list of available searches. As part of the exchange, you can also act on strategic resources. You are very valuable and so you can tip the scales in your favor – of course, the less a particular resource has your opponent, the more valuable it will have for him. Empires with fanatical cleaners can only enter into diplomacy with empires of the same primary species.
The sharing of citizens is not necessary, although if it does, there are 200 opinions. Note: It is best not to leave enemies on their own territory. Access to space stations is a great help in the event of an invasion, so you might consider accessing them before the end of the contracts… Of course, don`t allow others to build infrastructure in your own space. . And in close associations, it can make sense, I guess. But I don`t find the current association model for single payers practical enough, that`s all I play. Still, you`re right to say that it can help give a leg to a late empire without being a threat to yours.
What about the end-of-game crisis? Are you able to handle it alone when it arrives, or do you want to buy some time to stack enough fleets? Notes: You may consider giving access to the location of resources, but never give information about the location of your infrastructure – this will make intrusion into your realm much more enjoyable for others.