ah I see. Funny that out of the nearly 120 planets, the game chose the exact same one again. Hooray for an easy second shard. Time to really get this fallen spire thing going... I've never gotten past the shard collection part of the fallen spire campaign lol. I'd get bored with my game after 2-3 shards in the past. But I really wanna beat Raid Engine so here goes.
I have another question but this one is just because I'm curious. I'm playing on a 7/7 120 planet map. Assuming that my AIP will hit the 800-1000 mark near the end of the game, will I have a chance to see a H/K in one of the exo's? I've never encountered one before and I actually really want to.
I have encountered hunters before the 800 mark. I'm not sure that it's totally about aip, but rather the length of the game.
And for the fallen spire campaign, it really lends itself to certain map types and galaxy sizes. For example, I have found it extremely pointless on the X map type, difficult on the usual realistic map type, and well-suited to the grid type. This is because each of the cities has a list of rules that you need to follow in order to place them down. I'm hoping that those rules could either change or be scaled a little bit better. It seems like it's meant to make you take planets or create distance between planets (and force you to use the warping tools). I wish there was another way that we could impose the penalty on creating a cluster of planets (such as making it vulnerable to waves even if there are no bordering planets, like marauders do) if you did not place them with 2 planets in between.
As it stands now, the campaign gives you some really nice cities, weapons, ships, and is actually a lot of fun (I don't like playing as much without it, anymore), but by the time you get a couple cities or so, you may as well just go for the homeworlds on certain map types because you would have to take most of the territory anyways. Best-case scenario, 15 planets required, and on the X map type due to the size of some of the branches, even more aren't eligible because they are leaf nodes!