Brand new to the game, brand new to the entire GalCiv lineup. I watched the tutorials and started my first game on "beginner" difficulty. I am a fan of Civ so I kinda can't believe I missed this game. Anyway I am about 3 hours into my first game and a random event occurs where pirates attack and kill every single ship and base (I had four) on the map. They don't seem to leave, they are parked outside my planets and are killing new ships as they are created.
I am speechless. Is this just an amazingly rare event and I am just that unlucky? It just leaves me wondering how such a devastating event could even be programmed into the game in the first place? Like what dev sat there and thought, "I know what would be fun..." and then this got coded? I am wondering if there is a random event where all of my saved games are deleted and then I am crashed to the desktop?