Hi Icemania. I've finally gotten around to starting a game with your mod on Extreme difficulty. I loaded up a small map with 400 stars and few pirates. I've never played Extreme difficulty before, and so far it been well... quite a challenge. I already lost 2 mining stations to pirates because I couldn't afford their protection. I'm not sure if I can play in Extreme difficulty, I mean I'm in the red, and getting pulled by pirates. And I haven't even discovered warp drives yet. If you have any tips you can provide, that'd be wonderful though.
However, I will say one thing, the pirates' fleets are quite a bit stronger. They've ganged 6 frigates on my station. And these frigates are the size of destroyers if this were vanilla (size 300)! I really like the improved fleets.
I will take a break from this game for now, but yeah Extreme difficulty is no joke, and the add your AI mod, it makes things ever tougher. I'll be back with another update once I've seen the real empires (if I make there lol).
Hey Cmiller, glad it's making you sweat!
If you haven't played on Extreme before maybe consider restarting using the difficulty level that you normally play with. That way, it would be a challenge, but an achievable one, perhaps!
This Extreme Difficulty AAR may also help.
< Message edited by Icemania -- 8/7/2014 2:19:21 AM >