Gizureans of the Alpha Kassieda Junction Collective (AKJC) enforcing a blockade of the Concordat capital. Note that the Devastator Moon is on-line and in Vrilja orbit- the question now is, what to do with it? In the mini-map, the Concordat is dark blue, the AKJC is yellow. The light blue is a Wekkarus constructor of the Cludar Confederation coming in for some ill-timed refueling.
That is the administrative overview after a couple of years since I last posted- all of the other comparisons remain basically unchanged since then. Note- for RP reasons I did not want to resort to the Way of Darkness government type, but it was basically forced on me by economic and military necessity. If I was trying to survive in this setting with double my current maintenance costs, more than twice the War Weariness and half of the colony income…?
BTW, game settings: Custom game as standard empire, 1400 star, Huge, Spiral, 15 x 15, Old start, Chaos/Extreme, Research is Very Expensive at 999K, no space creatures, Normal Pirates (distant) with Normal Strength (no respawn), Normal colony prevalence, Normal Independent & Alien Life, Colony Influence Range is 102%, Enforcing Colonization Limits of 2.0 sectors, Zenox, starting government was Technocracy for some forty years, Excellent home system, Old, starting Tech level: 7, Corruption: Normal, 44 other starting empires; Shadows story events, Tech Trading and Giant Kaltors at start disabled, Race-specific victory conditions enabled.
And now, gentle readers, sit back and relax as we take a brief tour of what the rest of the Galaxy holds in store…