Originally Posted by username
That would make for a more peaceful game overall, but wouldn't do anything to prevent early extinction. Allies don't directly assist or coordinate with each other, so a race doesn't actually receive any direct assistance from another. Besides, it is possible for the player to already intentionally create a more peaceful or warlike galaxy. If you habitually promote alliances between races and suppress unfriendly races, the races already begin at higher relationship to each other. High-difficulty extinction is pretty much entirely down to monster bleed damage on every attack. My experiments have pretty much largely curtailed inevitable extinction syndrome.
Sounds good, looking forward to trying it out.