So here's how it works: games are handled like a relay, with one or more people starting a game and posting it, followed by other players continuing the game and then posting their own saves from later on. Effectively, these are community games played by an abundance of people in a sort of pick-up-and-play fashion. Hopefully we won't get too many people posting saves that start from the same spot; it'd probably work best if people post to 'check out' a save, letting everyone know it's currently in use. That said, if you do this, please actually follow up with an updated save in a reasonable amount of time.
Also, names can be changed via the Manage Players menu, if people feel the need.
The game as it stands: We're up against two 8.6 Mad Bomber AIs. They've been keeping the pressure on with raids that include large numbers of bombers and some bomber starships, but cruisers by the home command station and a few hundred fighters have kept the bombers and starships at bay, respectively. I've researched mark II and III fighters, in addition to raid starships and harvester exo-shields. Expansion is proving difficult as I attempt to keep up defense on the homeworld, which is costly. Afrvubo, to the east, is not very populated and would make a good first target, but it has 5 bomber starships guarding the wormhole, which is going to be difficult to overcome. Overwhelming them with fighters is probably the way to go when the attack is finally made.
Note that the exo-shields are all currently paused to minimize resource drain, and a mark III reactor would probably be a good investment soon. Regarding scouting, I've managed to find a data center 3 hops away, and the homeworld is bordered by a IV world to the west, unfortunately.
Have at it!
[game version 1.999A or better required for this save]