Patch? My game is v1.5. Doesn't everyone have that by now?
Also, pirates get old after a while. As cool as they are, I think it would be better just to use your own units to do the fighting for you. I always thought that money would be better spent building a fleet.
I think we could have a lot of fun playing on Doppleganger. Has anyone played that map? Everyone starts in a small star system, allowing everyone time to develop before everyone researches long distance jumps. It gives time for those people that like to defend, and prevents annoying rushes that plague so many other games.
Anyway, I'm sorry. I wanted to let you guys know before hand, but I had to go. I'll be on tomorrow morning if anyone wants in.