Negotiations have begun.
I have proposed a “Mason-Dixon” line of 21 Y coordinate. It’s easy to remember that way. My stars are below that, and his are above. There will be exceptions however.
I have ships en route to Valdagleg, Faf, Graf, Puthwel, “Orange Ran”, Garia, and “White Ran”. These are mine, pretty much, in my mind. Still I also propose withdrawing from Garia because it’s pretty high up there.
And from here on out, I only go with a -21 or higher coordinate which won’t be much of a problem. The trick is, I want a common border with my neighbor so I’ll want him to expand down to that level. Still, the “exceptions” also pretty much forge a border as the space looks at the moment.
Hopefully this will be of interest to him.
I’ve also discovered another neighbor who is extremely powerful. My North-eastern “Tip” star is -46.94, 21.57. As I scan eastward I find the Imperial Empire of Poland starting at -40.55, 16.41. This is a #12 ranked player and he’s pretty big. This is the area I need to watch out for, but at least he is a huge distance away.
And for this reason my plan is to concentrate on expanding west and southward. I may expand northward if Neutral Good can’t keep up with me, but only outside of his area (Let’s call his area -46 to -50).
And I will share information with my neighbor and perhaps help him out. I sure don’t need cash and could give him some. The problem is, the in-game chat system is OK but it can be really slow and crash a lot. So I pointed him to the blog. Let’s see if he comes here and reads this.