I joined the round a couple of weeks in so missed the start.
Assimilation didn’t really work for us and may have caused a couple of players to go inactive after turning them into planet farms for other fams closer to them.
I think the fams were too large and would like to see smaller fams but more of them.
Drafting should be limited when the player base is small as it doesn’t take too much to make 1 or 2 fams OP. Maybe a have 1 round in every couple that is completely random like PW used to be.
As first MW round back i do like the map system although makes it too easy to spot other fams in your core.
Love being back after a long break