Altarians pleasant. Hah, sure. If you're playing a Benevolent race, or Terrans, they're friendly enough. I was playing the Iridium Corporation, a pragmatic race of merchants and traders, and they were the first race to declare war on me. Even the Drengin were friendlier to me than the Altarians, and they kept commenting on how they were eventually going to eat me. The Iconians, Terrans, and Thalians were all much friendlier as well, I'm probably going to end the game with an alliance victory between the 4 of us.