Ok, in order to have a more 'normal' game... I have set the Evil Civ's personalities to the 'Generic Setting' during game setup. I did this for the primary reason below:
1. Evil civ's do not expand, as Stardock said in a forum somewhere, they believe that they were only expanding to areas which were 'safe' from too much influence from other civ's, so that their planets would not flip. They said a fix would be out soon, but v2.0 has since come and gone, and still no fix. Recently Kyro from Stardock stated most all developers, if not all, are now working on their new game Elemental, so no more major fixes (only perhaps minor ones).
It was mentioned that setting the Evil Civ's personalities to 'generic' would make them expand. And it did! So no complaints there, only . The only thing is, and it may be due to the generic AI algorithms they use now, instead of say, the Drengin algorithms, is that in my current game, I am allied with the Drengin. The Drengin were initially surrounded by the Thalan and the Arceans (they all got about 1/3 of the planets). No Drengin planets ever flipped from influence during the years. So I had Drengin go to war with both the Thalan and Arceans (Drengin were way ahead militarily over both these civ's, and had many more ships).
Now I checked how many transports when I gave them some techs to go to war. They had about 12 transports sitting around. Game time this was Feb 15, 2230. Initially everything seemed great, Drengin ended up taking about 8 planets or so. They had ships galore all over and Thalan and Arceans pretty much had their fleets decimated.
Arceans surrendered to the Drath, so I had Drengin go to war with the Drath. But after their initial success, they have made maybe 2 or 3 transports in over a year. And these planets are all pretty damn close together. They just keep making more frigates and dreadnaughts! In the meanwhile, their loads of fleets sit by doing nothing, destroying every spacecraft the Drath and Thalans make. Then Thalans surrendered to Iconians, so I had them declare war on Iconians... still nothing, no transports ever.
Truly strange, when it is on Drengin personality, I know they will make a good amount of transports, do you think this is a 'bad' side effect to setting the personality to 'Generic'?