First off, galactic civilizations is a -great- game, very fun and I play it and civilization 4 often.
I am very upset at diplomacy trades becoming -worthless- I updated my game this week & I came here to find out why all of a sudden any trade done is insanely rediculous. The patches have taken a LARGE section of the game out. I would like the ability to undo the trade nerf as an optional patch. If players are cheating/exploiting selling planets and converting them back or via war, they are -choosing- to abuse the game. You can ruin your game, i long ago found out about that and intentionally don't abuse the glitch, learn some control. This game is made for single player, eliminating diplomacy has really taken alot of the game out for me as I am a more peaceful player, don't ruin part of the game for us players because powergamers choose to abuse the AI. I'm really upset by this, i enjoy Gal Civ 2 immensly, but without diplomacy Civ4 is a more enjoyable game.
My current game, I am unable to trade a military starbase AND a research starbase for a military starbase in my sector, the computer should /jump at that chance considering the military is in his that I control. Same for buying / selling influence. I like to buy up alot of influence for the votes.
If players choose to exploit the AI with diplomacy IT IS A CHOICE! don't take away diplomacy for those of us who enjoy it and use it normally.
Please offer a Patch to revert to old AI values in trade, I like the new /random options and improved ai, I don't want to undo it just to get a normal diplomatic game back.