I think you all need to re-read Moosetek's post: it uses such qualifying phrases as "more likely" and "very much doubt." That said, in retrospect I would not necessarily use the word "cheating" to describe this kind of hack, but it could be applicable depending on one's point of view. By the way, I've played this game many, many times and my usual settings are on immense galaxy, "rare" planets and suns, and uncommon planets and abundant everything else. I have yet to ever see more than one 700% research tile and one 700% manufacturing tile in the entire galaxy under those settings. The best planet I ever had contained a 700%, two 300% and a single 100% manufacturing bonus tiles. That happened once. There were no other planets in the entire galaxy with another 700% manufacturing tile in that game.
If not done through a hack, I would be curious if perhaps these "super" planets are related to using the shortcut keys to restart the game? Although I've never used that shortcut, I am informed it does cause errors in the game. Just a thought, but I still believe that planet above was more likely than not a hack.
So I suppose it could be said that I "very much doubt" you've gone past a 3rd grade education and that it is "more likely" you are a tool. Now I didnt call you either one since I used qualifying phrases, so don't get your panties in a wad.
What I will point out is that you said, in the same sentence no doubt, you would not use the word "cheating" to describe this kind of hack. Well, a hack would be cheating. Which I highly doubt any of them are. So they aren't cheating, but you still think they are using a hack?
Just because you've never seen it, doesn't mean it can't happen. Hell, I've never won the lottery, must be fake...
By your thinking, one could also say you must be a liar or a cheat as well. You mention playing this game "many many times" yet you have no metaverse record. I have never seen it, so you must be lying!! Of course, logically I know you dont have to post MV games to prove you've played one, but we threw logic out with your first reply didnt we?