Creates personality differences between the factions and introduces variations of them within factions for Commanders and sub-commanders. Sub-commanders are better at handling their eco. Overhauls the difficulty settings to provide more variety along with greater challenge at the higher settings.
Make interesting strategic decisions. Get an overview of what planet sizes you're dealing with, what game modes are enabled, what tech buffs are in play, which factions are present, and how many enemies you're dealing with.