...currently there is a risk/reward thing going on where gaining a stronger knowledge isn’t a given and the other empires have a chance at stopping you from gaining that information.
Interesting, isn't it?
Over the week_end, in one of the many beta-run test games i undertook i was VERY pleased by such a simple thing as being hit by only ONE spy from an opponent in the entire game -- on, hold it -- *the* manufacturing capital! This had never happened before.
Nothing stopped them from gathering similar info about me with their own passive spies also, though!
I am absolutely sure most AI algorithms were revamped (sic!) or even, were radically changed (re-sic!) in this update. It shows.
Sooo, serptico... please, give it some time as i'm convinced the many smart frogs are watching ALL of this 'discussion' with attention.