I have the summer before I move to another state and begin work on my master's degree. I am retired military with plenty of time. I'll see how well I can do on this one.
Huge galaxy, 1400 stars, 15x15 sectors, Aggression: Chaos, Difficulty: Extreme, Very Expensive Research (999k), Space Creatures: Normal, Many Pirates at Distant Proximity, Strength: Strong, Destroyed Pirates do not respawn, Colony Prevalence and Independent Life: Normal, Zenox Technocracy, Home System: Excellent, Size: Starting, Tech-level: Pre-Warp, Corruption: Normal, Auto- generated 11 staring empires, Independent colonies allowed to form empires, All victory conditions and Threshold set to 100%, All Story Events enabled, No Tech Trading, Giant Kaltors allowed at start, Automation: Expert.
Screen shots and story to begin being posted tomorrow.