The "Add Essentia" admin function allows you to enter a negative amount, to reduce an empire's total E.
The E total will never go below zero.
However, the essentia log shows the full requested amount - meaning the sum of all entries in the log doesn't equal the E total.
Empire starts with zero E.
empire still has zero E.
Log shows the -20 transaction which didn't really take place.
Should the E total allow negative numbers?
This would allow admins to reclaim a given amount when legitimate reasons exist, such as reclaiming an already-spent amount gained through fraud.
We should be able to allow negative balances.
Might be a good idea to add for the contests so people with 0 E can't cheat, get caught and then not be able to lose any E if they have 0.