Correction - my empire, such as it was, is now officially destroyed, but I don't think the Klingon got my homeworld as the colonists were pretty upset. I'm surprised I'm still listed as being in the game when I have no assets at all. I will send in the "drop game" command shortly. Congrats to the Klingon for decisively kicking my butt.
So for me - it's a moot point. Whatever you guys do - have fun!
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