Just one of those threads asking everyone what they do when they play...
If you consider the initial colony rush #1 and the colonly rush for extreme environments #2, I would call the the Third colony rush the one where you go out and grap the PQ1's.
I never used to go after all of them but i do now. I was just wondering who else makes it a point, later in the game to colonize them all. Or do you just grap some? And when?
I take the ones that are deep in my space right after i get the orbital terraformers or when I go neutral. The ones further away I go after when I can spare the population and when I don't have to worry about them flipping; being surrounder by AI influence. When my economy is booming i can buy a manufactuing plant or a stock echange each turn. The industrial secotrors are too expensive to rush buy (even if i have the cash) for not much more added MP. I let them upgrade later at their own pace. Ifthings work out well, i have a staging planet for a war on the surrounding race. Typically though Im already at war by the tiome i have the economy to do what i said.
The PQ you get from the is great. Minimum I got was 13 and the max was 19. Most were 16. Better than most of my other planets. Too bad there weren't hidden bonus tiles that are found after terraforming.
So, how many of you bother with those PQ1's?