Just want to preface this by saying I loaded up Novirtue's stream hoping to learn a thing or two about Stellaris off the back of her strong performance in the multiplayer match, sadly all I found was exploiting and poor performance.
The exploit starts at 0:24:50 Noviture's economy is crashing at -147 Energy, -82 minerals and -29 food, this is a result of a very rookie error in upgrading most of her specialist buildings at the same time and having no workers left over to work any basic resource jobs. Note this is before any species modification which is relevant later.
At 0:33:39 Novirture claims "I am legitimately scared", while having zero alloys in the bank and seconds later that zero alloys jumps to 6.9k Alloys. This is a result of a bug where cancelling a planning upgrading fleet returns their full value in Alloys, not just what was invested (effectively allowing you to spawn infinite alloys into the game very quickly)
This is seen again at 0:36:13 and many times throughout the match. Noviture even makes the comment "This fleet needs to be upgraded at some point because its taking its time" after repeatedly cancelling the upgrade to generate more alloys which she promptly sells on the galactic market.
At 0:41:14 she claims "I think I just accidentally found something wrong" after having exploited the bug many many times which is clearly the only thing keeping her crashing economy going. She exploits it using hotkeys and quickly clicks away in an attempt to hide what she is doing.
In response to her crashing economy she continues to build more and more districts on plants with 10+ open housing and jobs thinking that will fix the problem (Eg 2:44:48, 52 housing 18 jobs and still building more districts while claiming her planets are bugged).
At 0:38:15 she modifies her species which she claims bugged out her empire and destroyed her economy and is the reason for her poor performance embarrassing the Devs when infact it was crashing due to her upgrading every specialist building available at the start of the 2nd session which she never recovers from due to being unable to identify the problem. The issue is a result of simply having far too little pops working the worker level jobs (energy/minerals/food) which is further amplified by turning a bunch of worlds into machine worlds which destroys their food tiles.
With the above clear and evidenced, I want to also make clear I have zero issues with people being new to this complex game and nor do I really care if people exploit in their own single player game. I take issue when people exploit in a multiple player game with strangers to gain twitch viewership and in the process blaming the Devs for making a buggy game to explain away poor economic management. This player is infact a rookie and lied to the devs about their skill level to secure a spot on this stream and should be banned from future events.
Lastly sorry for the poor English, its my first language and I'm just a spastic at it.
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