Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 31, 2018, 17:29:
Personally, I've played long games both with and without enemies. Go with whichever option sounds better to you. If you do play with them, I suggest configuring the game with a large starting area to give you some breathing room at the start of the game. Don't delay your turret research too long...
There is also a toggle to stop them re-colonising areas you have cleared, or at least a preset that does this. Push them back far enough from your base and they won’t attack/evolve much at all.
I like the game without but it feels pretty epic when you go full trump and wall off a continent with 200 turrets and 3 square deep concrete. But they eventually get REAL nasty, and almost act like a timer as the big fuckers will soak up lasers and bullets for days. Setting that wall up with trains that resupply repair and rearming robots might make it maintenance free in terms of your time (the most precious of resources) but as with resource and water distribution funding those just right settings for your preferred style can be a challenge. I’m all about that rail world preset and variants of it which neuters the critters somewhat.