War worlds continues. Having mostly success at keeping this game fun, by remembering not to overexpand.
I have 56 stars of various quality, and sit at #116 in the largest empires competition.
I found an even worse system than Lay – Truthart, which I promptly colonized. And my colonists can survive. It has a 10% rating for food, and apparently 10 colonists need one food. So after the colony ship landed, nothing else can be built, because with 100% of the effort going to make food, I’ve made these colonists into serfs barely surviving off the land.
You may note that I have over $400k dollars. No matter how hard I try, I can’t spend it all, without going into “Extreme Gamer” mode and playing nothing else but this game. I spend money like it’s water now – get a new system, have some time, just buy silos and ground shields like they are going out of style to finish off the system and get fighter production going.
There’s a fun exploit I’m taking advantage of as well – rush production of colony ships. If you rush one, or ten, it will still take a mere 100 population away from your colony. The rules are supposed to be 100 colonists per ship. So I can get several free colony ships, for merely the cost of dollars, which I have too many of.
The neighbor situation still looks good – even better, I think the large player to my north “Neutral Good” has abandoned the game. So I simply continue to expand and enjoy things.