How is this even possible to achieve in any sort of game? Inevitably an AI always declares war on me just as I'm about to complete building a gateway/mindflower/beacon and I have to defend myself by sending my troops in larger numbers to destroying their equally-powerful troops and take over their major cities/conquering them. Then about one turn away from victory, another AI declares war on me or the beaten foe wants round two (despite me owning everything but their capital). So does the achievement only apply if you somehow can play nice with everyone and not get war declared on you? Either way, it's quite funny to see just the extent the AI will go to prevent me from winning. Some are quite the challenge, using forces on par with my own (including mixed Tier 4 melee ships which heal every turn) to that time when I had just 1 turn to go on the Mind Flower and Al Fallah decided that they had enough of me trying to transcend and decided to launch a massive attack from their northern cities (flower in the very far south)... and all they had were Marines and Gunners and Rovers.