Originally Posted by Ninjaman09
I agree, this is pretty tedious and you usually have to deal with annoying pirate fleets while this is going on. Not a deal breaker but it would be nice for some alternate victory conditions to be implemented. It gets especially irritating when you have to leave a garrison at each planet to make sure loose colony ships don't drag it out even longer.
Oh I solved the pirate problem - they leave you alone if you nuke the crap out of their base. When I move into a new system, they're my first target.