A True Synthetic Age
For some reason, Synthetic Age is a.. lackluster pick for ascension perks. There almost always seems to be something better, at least until you get to the very tail-end of ascension perks. This mod aims to fix that.
It allows synthetic age to be picked by all types of machine empire, not just the regular gestalt conciousness. This means that Synthetically Ascended empires can choose to pick this ascension perk. Secondly, it gives three trait points instead of two from synthetic age, and allows for machine races to gain one more trait point through technology, putting all machine races at a solid 8 trait points.
Next, it adds 6 new traits. Half of which are form, half of which are function. The three form ones, (Energy/Food/ConsumerGood – Minerals/Alloys – Research/Unity) cannot be picked together, and the three function ones are the exact same way. The details of which are all above in the pictures!
This mod is incompatible with any other mod that does something to the ascension perk "Synthetic Age", but otherwise I did not overwrite anything else. It hopefully allows for more power to be given to robotic empires, which they feel sorely lacking in nowadays!