So, the max pop seems to rise as welfare increases, but the population has not go e up now for 12 ticks after weofare first started going up.
Welfare pop only gets calculated once a day to reduce server load.
The funny thing is that you see the max population limit on the planet screen increase already, it just doenst start growing yet. It would be more straight forward if the pop limit on the planet screen actualy gets calculated in the tick the welfare research bonus is actualized again? That way it also seems more likely it would actually reduce the server load if that is the reason behind it.
Also, it would be nice to know on which tick its actualized if you want to target getting a specific welfare bonus before then. Every round start time would make sense to me but doesn’t seem to be it.
3 am gmt