Ok so I can safely assume then the Mrrshan on my western border ultimately need to be militarily taken out and diplomacy is simply not in the cards since I’m playing the Alkari. I suspect they’ll be hard to actually take out, my early engagements have not gone my way and they’re technologically staying even with me.
The Bulrathi are to the south and have repeatedly sent ships in to die at my nearest colonized planet. Their description is aggressive ecologist, which sounds sort of like they’ll be pointing a gun at me insisting I plant some trees. What I’m guessing from reading this doc is they’re going to also be a problem militarily, but if they start out neutral on diplomacy can you coax them into non-aggressions and even an alliance? Or does aggressive mean they’ll ultimately always come at you?
Lastly the other race I’ve run into so far is human, since they lean towards diplomacy I’m hoping I can steer them that way.
Thanks btw for the diplomacy doc, is this early draft of a section of the mnual?