Crystal, it was you who first mentioned a companionship with the Privateers not me. When anyone states they're violating the rules I will call them out. You say there is no collaboration and that's fine, but you also said you are his comrade so we'll see.
As far as moving backwards, forwards, sideways.... such is the game we play. Every move has a reason, maybe not this move but 3 or 4 down the line. I will strike when the opportunity presents itself, I will bait you into my trap, and I will wipe out those weak fleets of yours. 1 Golum, 1 Instrument, 1 fully loaded SB and those fleets are history.
Hurry I need more Golums.
Oh and thanks for those two Golums I made after killing your Crystal "thunder" and Merlin. 16 of your beams wiped from the battlefield and 12 tech 10's added to mine, not to mention my new ship's mass and 400 fighters. You'll meet them soon enough. Don't you love it when a large Capital ship is made right where you need it? Imagine that happening twice in one turn. How sweet it is.... Yawnnnn..... the only down side to destroying your ships is that now I'll have to slice my way through your web back to my space. Such is war and the risks we take. So far it's been an easy risk because you won't fight my Golums. Come on now, that Golum has 1800 fuel on it to easily slice through your web, easy as pie. Yawnnnn, gotta show you up yet one more time......
Regarding transfer favorites, I have 4 Neutronics waaaaaay in the back making fuel over Bovine planets and sending them forward in addition to the planets making fuel. 525 fuel x 4= 2100 per turn. Send it forward, fill ships, sweep webs, make Golums, and repeat.