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- Faction Status: New relations status screen lets the player see what each faction thinks of one another and why
- New Pacts: Factions can establish various technology and resource pacts with one another, giving a substantial boost to themselves and an ally
- Issue Missions: Players can now create and issue missions to other factions and even the Pirates, adding a whole new dimension to competitive play
- Envoy Cruisers: New envoy cruisers give factions unique abilties that can lead to better relations with other empires
- New Technologies: 30+ technologies to research on the new Diplomacy tree
- Deadlier Pirates: Pirates are more fearsome than ever as they collect bounty awards on their targets
- New Victory Options: Win through new Diplomatic or Allied victory conditions
- New Maps: Explore and conquer several new maps
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