@odis As I said it’s the same sort of exploit as gifting planets can be. Just leaving fully developed planets laying around to be taken just goes contrary to the intent of the game, explore, acquire planets and develop them. You’re just handing over a fully developed planet without the same work as the rest of us put into the game. I dislike gifting, so one reason I dislike this is for the same reason.
@Yamota yes it is a scorched earth ability, which was one thing we took from the game (or made it harder) by implementing the 7 day reset rule. You can still do it, it just is harder to do and requires planning to abandon, just not as easy as pushing a button.
@Rae that’s worse for the person wanting to abandon, it takes time for it to finish.
Abandoning a planet is not hard, just requires you to remove farms which take 1 min to do, per farm, 5 min if you did some to T2 and if you didn’t upgrade them to T3 If you did upgrade the farms to T3 why on earth are you abandoning it lol. Dismantling the farms stops the population growth to a known number, bring your ship over with personnel modules on it, pull the population and go use them elsewhere or destroy the ship if you don’t want them. It’s not hard folks.