Just a question I was not able to find any answer to in the rules:
Does the existance of an operating planetary shield network prevent people from laying down city slabs if no faction control a planet?
If I remember correctly, you can only travel as far down as atmosphere if shields are up, but then again slabs can be created from atmosphere? It would be somewhat logical if the shields prevented slabbing even without a planetary government, but yeah.
Nice question Alex, not something I'd considered. Interesting indeed. Would be great if sheilds did stop slabbing as then individuals could effectively control a planet once they had enough sheild gens to cover the entire surface even if there are still many empty slabs, without having to have a faction control.