I have a little Point that i really dont like in this game. Dont know if its only my problem but near 99% of my games the only 2 forces that make diplomacy possible, are the dryad's and me. I sadly never see other races use the diplomacy or forging allies, sure the monster's shoot down the diplomate ships often but how i say im nearly never see other races than dryads allied with some other races. And if i see some allie's one side are the dryads.
I know the most players like shooting more and i like shooting too but for me its somewhat sad that it looks like the races always hate the others.
I would like to see more diplomacy between the races and maybe an race that is under attack from a stronger opponent they ask other races for help.
Only an idea.