No doubt the game is completely dominated by the Pirates. From the time I have been playing this game I have noticed that pirates are all over the game. I have enough strength with me with around 3000 militaries and also a quite decent amount of planets with me.
The pirates are seen quite strong and it looks like they endless. Sometimes I believe that I am playing in high settings but when I verify I understand that I am actually playing on Normal settings. But then when they look so strong and so highly equipped.