Was playing a single player game and decided to make a quick dash to TAR. Got there and found I did not have to take out neutral ships inorder to colonize planets. Stopped making war ships and went to making scouts and colony ships and ramped up my colonization rate. After awhile it got boring real fast. Thought what a pointless game, no challenge. Then realized how much this ability would imbalance a game or make everyone in a multiplayer game want to be the same faction.
My thought to help balace this out is to make a truce with pirates in prirate bases, but not for other neutral ships. Could also make it more expensive or futher down the tech tree.
I really liked the TAR idea before I found this out.