Has anyone considered the arguments given here in this thread: http://steamcommunity.com/app/214730/di ... 709595890/
I too agree and feel as though the Pirates are vastly overpowered (almost to the point of cheating). They have way too many universe modules and their weapons do so much damage that it is hard enough to 1v1 them, let alone an entire star system.
I'm playing on normal difficulty and right now the coalition only controls about 20% of the map because the pirates are wiping everyone out. Is anyone else having this same issue? I've ordered a lot of military operations and they rarely ever seem to work if at all.