If I am aiming for a space victory, why should I build a large spaceship when I can build a small one instead? A small spaceship has three advantages over a large spaceship:

  • It takes less time to build.
  • It takes less resources to build.
  • It has a shorter travel time to Alpha Centauri.

This is a large spaceship:

Freeciv large spaceship

Why should I build a large spaceship when the small spaceship below requires less resources to build, and has a shorter travel time?

Freeciv small spaceship

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    2 words : Bragging Rights.
    – dna
    Aug 18, 2021 at 12:09

1 Answer 1


Having a bigger spaceship means having more population in it.

Population is a variable that affect scoring formula.

In some games, when you reach 2000 CE, the game stops and the player with the highest score wins.

  • Is this for Freeciv or is this for Civilization?
    – Flux
    Feb 27 at 7:01
  • I found this info on a Freeciv forum ... but I guess it could also work on Civ1. I am more acquainted with CivNet personally. The fact is that more population gives you more points, regardless of the winning condition.
    – Fana
    Feb 27 at 8:17

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