I was wondering if people noticed certain triggers for the Artificial Intelligence starting wars.
One thing I noticed is that an AI will declare war (if they are predisposed to doing this-militaristic) if another culture's influence is winning over their planet. Two examples I can give is the Iconians declaring war on me (I was the Yor) because my influence was overlapping one of its planets. They claimed that "we were too evil to be allowed to live" as their excuse. Another example is the Drengin declaring war on the Torian because one of its distant colonies was too close to Torian space, and some tech that the Torians researched seemed to suddenly double its influence. Again I am the Yor in this game, and in this case the AI were warring on each other.
In these two examples, I believe there were some latent cultural tensions (from reading some of the backstory) along with alignment issues. Yor are evil and the Iconians are something (probably not evil). Torians are probably good while the Drengin are evil. Perhaps all 3 factors weighed in equally but the cultural influence on one of their planets seemed to be the triggering event for open war.
Have you guys noticed other triggers for the AI declaring war? I'm sure if the computer perceived you as being very weak that would be another trigger for them declaring war on you.