I'm playing an immense map with nine challenging AI players, and about 40-60 total planets.
I find that I can get at least a trillion credits (1000bc) every 4 turns, allowing me to maintain close to 100% approval, while at full social and military production. After about a game year, using influence to buy up any AI civ's credits and fighters and techs, I tend to dominate.
The thing is, I feel dirty. Am I exploiting the game code (cheating), or am I just exploiting the enemy (winning)?