Explorminate, there is so much YouTube content, I do not think most of us can keep up. I checked out I think.., 4 of your's so far.., really, really thorough job. Thank you, looking forward to finding the time to watch the rest of your series.
PS - your playthrough is why I asked the questions above. It seems no one is messing with you.., you can explore and nothing is encroaching on your city. I am wondering if it is random, or is it because your world is so difficult (barren, lava, desert) and you went with 100% map darkness, the AI compensates by leaving you alone?
Thanks Balto, I'll be continuing today. Yeah I realise there's a lot to watch now! No obligations, it's just there for people who enjoy it and find the time :) I've really wanted to keep up with Das, Tortuga and the others too but I've been kept busy doing stuff for the site so not really had chance (I think I'll set aside a few hours over the weekend to catch up because I've found it really useful to see how they've approached the game).
As for your question, I think the Minor Regime's are a bit of a mixed bag. I'm only playing on Regular, and at that level they're mostly just a roadblock you have to overcome to take a new Zone, with the real difficulty in the game coming from interactions and wars with the Major Regimes (I find their battle AI is very good and I'm really not that good at planning these wars myself yet!).
I'd like to see the Minor Regimes a little stronger, however I have yet to try on the two harder difficulty settings and I'm not sure how that affects them.