Hi. I am a new player. Got the game a couple weeks before Christmas and have been playing it a lot. Absolutely love it. I figured out how to join the MV and did so last week and now I have four games there.
I am clueless as to what an "empire" is though, how I join, why I should join, or what empire I should join, or why I should join that specific empire. I've read the entire thread but like with all things GalCiv there doesn't seem to be a manual or explanation, lol.
However, I just beat the game on the Suicidal difficulty using the Drath (the Drath are over-powered, I'll be proud of myself when I can do it with other races too.) It's time to move on now....and empires are what I have not figured out. Anybody want to recruit a new Drath lieutenant with no empire experience? Although I've been considering using my war-profiteering cash for a trans-species operation.....maybe a Thalan?