Hey folks, I've been playing this game for a few months now, and with patch 1.1 I had the feeling the A.I. got a lot better than before. But, there's something strange going on: on a 2vs2vs2vs2 game I've been playing in locked teams, (all on hard AI), I've been getting my ass handed to me a few times. Why? The AI can build massive fleets in only an hour (about 800 fleet points). I've been able to push the attacks back a few times, but one particular AI kept coming back with an even bigger fleet. I was like: Okay, how can he do that?? He's TEC, but still!!
So I saved my game then quit. I checked the logs and realized all the 7 AIs were receiving the same amount of credit per tick as I (around 18-20/tick) but they were receiving massive money from their planet income, about twice the amount I received. That'd explain how they can build up fleets so fast. Is it intended? I thought only the Unfair AI received a boost! It's pretty obvious why I didn't stand a chance now.
Also, on an unrelated note, I asked my AI teamate to help me once, he made all the jumps to my planet but one: one enemy ship jumped at the same planet, got killed, then the entire fleet was "stuck" at that said planet, they just decided to stop moving, even with me asking a few dozen times: OMG HELP ME.