Derek, there should be a option, having to fight 4 opponents in your own sector before turn 50 is boring to me. Not seeing Alien Scum till my 500 logistic point fleets can roll over them like a M-47 tank over a Volkswagen Beetle ( GI stole a tank in Germany years ago) is not boring.
Derek what I am trying to point out is some of us like to and have the time to play 4X Games, not War Games. We should have the option especially since GalCiv is advertised as a 4X game.
If others want to play Whack-a-Mole they can play with more majors, 2K if their puters can handle it. Even play on smaller maps.
This should be the players option. Want a setup that resembles a NYC sidewalk okay with me. However let me have mine my way, like where I live the nearest towns are 27, 40, 45, and 50 miles all in different directions/sectors and all including my town have less than 10,000 pop.