FYI - I was in favor of the war, I just wish we had built transports first.
The focus is on the AI. I am always interested when computer AI's can model real world events without actually meaning to. The first time I saw this was the Original Railroad tycoon modeling the Gordon Gecko 80's.
|Unless you play the AI on a higher intelligence level, they will make mistakes.|
Achillus, I did point out that my settings were obscene and CPU intensive AI. My little Icons at least back up my obscene claim.
Cykomyr, I was looking to post something along the same lines as you, but was afraid that, err, it would be a long post...
an additional thought I had was: Once the AI determines that it wants to declare war, it needs to determine which type - Starbase destruction, Financial Ruin, or conquest, general attrition. The fleets should then be positioned accordingly, and peace offered when mission complete. I limited my simple set of rules to Conquest, but I think an equivalent short list can be found for each