So, I started in a cluster as the Dolphin men, whilst setting up the game to give me every disadvantage, and the AI every advantage. Once I explored my cluster I found there was only 1 other ocean world in it, and 4 other races.
That's fine though, I moved to a new cluster, found some nice planets around the rim, built a way station for ships traveling back and forth. Things were looking up.
Then I discovered the Boskara. I held my own for a little while, a few minor conflicts before they declared all out war on me, but it was no use. After stealing their territory map I saw they had already infested the entire cluster, they were enormous, out of control. Having started out with the best homeworld quality and at tech level two, I was no match for them.
So this got me wondering. Is it possible to use passenger ships to move an entire world's population? I need to start anew, on the complete opposite corner of the map from this plague, but my homeworld is sitting right in the middle, soon to be conquered.
I could just move to colonize the cluster and leave my homeworld to be conquered, but without it I'm thinking I wouldn't be able to afford a single ship for about a hundred years until the new planets grow.
Is it possible for a race to make an eventual comeback in this situation? Being exiled with no homeworld to a distant cluster of the galaxy? starting anew? Is there any hope for my gentle peace loving space dolphins?!?!