We had one of these awhile go for RotS, but I kind of want to see how people are playing Legends. So, how do you set up your galaxy?
Type: Varied Clusters. I like the unpredictable feeling of this map.
Stars: 1400 More is better!
Size: 10x10. I've played a lot on 10x10 and 15x15, and I think there's a very big difference in how the two play out. 10x10 feels much more manageable.
Your Race/Government: Random/Random. The only government I just don't like is Corporate Nationalism, and i'll change that right away if it gives it to me. I'm sure there may come a day when I need CN, but it hasn't come yet!
Other Empires: 19 Random Empires. I like not knowing what's going to happen.
Storylines and Disasters: All on, usually. In a game right now where it's almost year 2800 and the Shakturi still haven't shown up--last game, they showed up almost right away. You just never know!
Tech: Expensive. Might even change it to very expensive for my next game. I don't like retrofitting all the time, and having your tech level up slowly really gives every ship design that much more significance.
Plentifulness and Abundance of Stuff: Normal for everything.
Pirates and Monsters: Few Monsters and Normal/Average Pirates. I like monsters, just not all over the place. Pirates I like to be plentiful, but not right on my doorstep.