hahaha, so anti climatic!!
I've been playing the campaign, i had never done it. Looking forward to playing some more normal games though..
Have fun with the campaign! I started one a long time ago, but went to sandbox before finishing it.
I'm running a new TotA game on tough. I'm liking the AI much better. The NPCs are actually pushing back and pretty much the entire galaxy has been colonized. There are wars breaking out and I didn't even have to instigate any of them.
I was invited to assist one of the NPCs with a war, but declined the invite.
I still haven't bought a single warship and I have the most powerful military by a small margin. I've been trading for fighters as usual. Influence starbases are my primary attack weapon. My economy is overheating. I might have to change strategies from econ to research if I don't want to hit the penalty limit.
The game is so much more fun when not playing for score. My next game will have to be at a higher difficulty level, but I think I'm reaching a good balance.