Not sure what your are implying...
I sacrificed a MBR to tow one back to the Dominion HW to put him down for the count (miscalculated the MBR fuel count by 1 KT fuel
). It took out the rest of the Dominion HW cluster in short order. It's currently in open space a few hundred LY south of where your D'Kora was hanging out. Got to reload assault troops before it can continue.
Another one just finished a morale tour of the former Tholian territories. He's considering extending the tour to conduct some port visits in Maquis space.
Maybe more out there... Maybe not... The Dominion was nice about sharing ships. He got within a couple hundred LY of my HW before he mysteriously ran out of gas. Could have been a different game if he had brought some bigger gas tanks with him.
As far as me always allying with Raven2... I had already started discussing alliance options with another outstanding player in this game, but intel indicated the distances and intervening enemies (including yourself) were too great to make the alliance viable. I had a fight with the Tholian that started at turn 3 and the Dominion turned up on my other border about a dozen turns later.
My first 50 turns in this game were NOT boring!
I'm just glad MBRs are low tech and cheap to build.