This is my first game of Distant Worlds: Shadows, and I'm playing an empire which started pre-warp. It's been a lot of fun, with the pirates being so strong at first. But now, they're no threat, and nothing else is, either, and the game has really slowed down, given how much bigger my empire is now.
So I'm thinking of starting over. But I'm wondering if I should give it a little more time.
Note that I've never played any of the other Distant Worlds games. And in the options, when I started this one, all of the story elements of the previous games were checked. (I left them that way. Was that a good idea?)
But so far, I haven't seen anything... eventful. There is a location which dozens of ruins have pointed out, but that's clear on the other side of the map, and my exploration ships can't even get there yet.
I don't want spoilers. I'm just wondering if I should continue to play this game, when it's become pretty easy, or start a new one, given that I enjoyed the early game so much. Any advice?
I'd looked at Distant Worlds before, but the huge cost of buying all of the games, in order to play the latest, always put me off it. But fighting against pirates in the Age of Shadows was just too appealing, so I took advantage of the sale and bought it.
And that still seems the most appealing part of the game, to me. I tend to like the early parts of games anyway, where you start with virtually nothing, very weak and undeveloped. I like to build a civilization, but once I do, the minutiae of running it doesn't interest me much.
But I don't want to quit just before something interesting happens, either. So, any suggestions?