War and Cooperation in Stellaris
War is fun and everything, but the galaxy in Stellaris is dangerous enough without everyone trying to kill each other all the time. Sometimes a bit of cooperation and friendship is what will save the day.
One such method of cooperation is the creation of the galactic market. The market is a shared pool of infinite resources that all the empires have access to, for a fee, of course.
How to Form the Galactic Market in Stellaris
To get into the galactic market in Stellaris and to be a member, the galactic community must have been formed, you must be a member, and the galactic market resolution must have been passed on the Senate floor.
What is the Galactic Market
Before you reach this point in the game, you may have bought or sold resources on the market. Only physical resources can be bought or sold on the market: minerals, food, etc.
The market is a shared, infinite pool of resources, and the prices of these resources work on a supply-and-demand system. The more you sell, the fewer credits they are worth. The more you buy, the greater the credit cost.
How to Become the Host of the Galactic Market
You want to be the host for the market to enjoy that sweet discount on the market fees. Over the course of a full game, that discount will stack up.
If you are successful in your bid to host, it does not get taken from you unless you lose control of that planet through war.
After the galactic market resolution passes, every empire will be able to nominate a planet of theirs to be the host. It will cost 1000 energy and 150 influence to nominate a planet, and you can only nominate one.
A planet nominated receives a candidate status of weak, adequate, or high. The greater the planet’s trade value, the better chance it has of receiving a higher rating.
After five years, the game will close nominations, perform some dice rolls, and do some confusing math too. I won’t cover the math here because it is very convoluted, and it is easier to explain without going into detail.
After the math is done, the game will send you a notification telling you whether you were successful in your bid. If you were, your empire now pays 10% less in market fees when doing business on the galactic market.
If unsuccessful in your nomination, you can take steps to get another chance if your empire isn’t above a bit of bloodshed.
Taking over the galactic market hub planet, either through invasion or destruction, will remove its designation and start the five-year nomination cycle over again.
This is everything you need to know about how to form the galactic market in Stellaris.
If you have any questions or suggestions for this guide, please let us know in the comments section below. As always, have fun creating the galactic market in Stellaris.