Hello, in ToA 2.02 I have a bug in my current game (has to be a bug, no other explanation for it), I may go back to other saved games to see if it has happened before.
Playing on difficulty Masochistic on Immense map, initially in the game I found it not too difficult, then the game got ridiculously easy mid-way thru, I am so far ahead of the remaining civ's I began to wonder if something weird was going on. The 3 remainging civ's are the Torian, Iconian, and Dengin. The AI difficulty is listed in game as 'incredible' so that is not the problem of this issue.
The Torian have not built any planet improvements AT ALL on 50% of their planets (20 planets), they have build a few improvements (but are no longer building anything, and most build spaces are empty) on about 25% of their planets (10 planets), and on 25% of their planets they have built them up completely, but often never upgrade many of those improvements (10 planets).
The Iconian have not built any planet improvements AT ALL on about 38% of their planets (6 planets), they have built a few improvements (but are no longer building anything, and most build spaces are empty) on about 31% of their planets (5 planets), and on 31% of their planets they have built them up completely, but often never upgrade many of those improvements (5 planets).
The Dengin have built planetary improvements on all of their planets to the fullest extent, although I did notice that they hardly have upgraded ANY of their improvements, and seem to still be using the same improvements that they built in the very beginning of the game.
The remaining 3 civs are building ships like crazy, but for all the hype StarDock is giving the 'Intelligent AI', all that intelligence is pretty wasted when the AI does things like this.
Since a huge majority of planets dont even have a starport (since they dont build anything at all and just sit there undefended), they have a very large shortage of ships.
I will have to go back and check to see if the other civ's in the game did these same things, as I am sure they did, since half the game I have been taking planets with nothing built on them.
Several other bugs have shown themselves in this game, such as civ's not expanding (Yor), although that has been brought up numerous times in other threads.
If anyone else has had this problem, please reply... to confirm if this is a bug or not.