Welcome, my friends, to this latest installment of Distant Worlds: Universe. In this round, I run into some problems that…I’m not sure how to deal with. The first and foremost are a band of “phantom pirates” that have some serious firepower and keep attacking some of my outlying assets. I sent one of my fleets to try and deal with them but they were made short work of, and I don’t even know where their base is in order to mount any kind of counterattack. Couple this with resource shortages (that I am trying to deal with) and planets that won’t let me colonize them and I feel like I’m hitting something of a wall. I’m honestly not sure how to deal with some of these threats, so at one point I put the AI on fully automate to see how it dealt with them. It was at this point that I noticed we’d slipped from first to second place in the overall rankings, which was kind of a punch in the gut.
At this point, I began to feel lost and unsure of myself. What do I do next? How do I deal with these threats at my door? This is where you come in, as I could use some help. If you decide to watch most or all of the video below, I’d like your suggestion as to what to do next? Build more ships? Abandon colonies (can one even do that?)? I don’t like asking for help, but right now I feel like I’m at my wits end. Therefore, if you have a great idea, I’d love to hear it. Thanks for watching, and enjoy!