My first post here. I never played GalCiv 1, but I'm having a blast with GalCiv 2. Currently playing at Normal level. I just wanted to share a story about a game I was playing. I was Terran. It had all come down to 4 races remaining. Me, the Drengin, the Altarians, and the Arceans. The Arceans had been fighting the Drengin for most of the game. Currently they were kicking the crap out of the Drengin. I had been playing nice all game, tech trading with everyone, setting trade routes with everyone, etc. I even helped the Drengin out during their wars with the Arcean. Gave them Planetary Defense, and the like, when they asked for help. I don't know if that was the deciding factor here but, on the verge of defeat, the Drengin declared war on me, and then promptly surrendered to me. All in the same turn, leaving the Arceans with only the Drengin planets they had physically taken at great cost to themselves. I think I got about 5 planets absolutely free. Sweet.
Has this happened to anyone else? It was like the Drengin AI did that out of spite. Sort of like, "If I'm going down, be damned if my enemy is getting the remainder of my planets. I'm giving them to the guy that was nice to me and helped me out when I asked." Weird.