Welcome back to Armada 2526 my friends! In this extra long entry — because I was in the groove and actually having fun — I make more colonies and get MANY more toys to play with, some through my own research, but many as gifts from other races. Apparently going from 9th to 6th in the rankings gets you some respect, as by the end of the entry, other races were paying me to go into non-aggression treaties with them. I also founded a lot more colonies, thanks ultimately to a “Mother Ark” that can colonize ANYTHING and keep going, rather than be consumed by the colonization. SWEET. I gotta tell y’all, this game is surprising me.