As I mentioned in previous posts, I've finally had the chance to really sink my teeth into Beta Five on an Insane Map (having to start over after every patch set me back a bit ). Well, I've found some more oddness with Approval Relics. Almost certainly because of the XML stuff mentioned by androhalforc.
I was merrily puttering along, keeping my approval at 100% thanks to several Approval Relics I had found. Once I hit 100 planets, however, my approval started to dip. Once I hit 105 planets, it absolutely tanked. Calculating everything, I should have been receiving a bonus of 210% from all of my installed relic modules. Throw in an extra 10% thanks to a Mega Event, and I should have no troubles whatsoever.
But drop it did once I hit 100:
Here are a few screenshots showing the massive drop in Approval. A 6% change in Empire Size Penalty really shouldn't be causing that huge amount of a drop.
The first one shows all of my planets at 100% with 99 planets:
The second one shows that two dropped when I hit 100 planets:
The third one shows the carnage that has been visited upon my empire at 105 planets:
Now I haven't tested how many Approval Relic modules it will take for to get back to 100% (even another 40% only puts a small dent in it). Still, at a theoretical 220% bonus, I shouldn't have to worry yet. Obviously I'm getting nowhere near the amount I "should" be getting.
I'll be sending in a ticket on this tonight, along with the observation about the XML from androhalforc.