Zak0r wrote:Were you far ahead of your AI rivals? What was their diffivulty lvl? The Messari are meant to go for the strongest faction. Maybe that's why they concentrated on you.
I had an isolated start so the island I was on is half empty and recently cleared off of bugs mostly with a couple of hives left in southernmost reach. Meanwhile all the AIs was clustered together on other continent. Then after waging a war against hordes of messari on my island I couldn't go after the rest of the portals because AIs did precisely jackshit. XD
They was too busy killing each other then losing cities to messari after their stack of dooms got depleted.
Then I got a certain piece of good news from my fellow military advisor telling me that I have mightiest military on the planet which basically told me that I'm doomed.
Military Advisor: GOOD NEWS! IMPERIUM HAVE THE MIGHTIEST MILITARY IN THE WORLD!
Me: THAT'S BAD NEWS YOU FOOL!
Showing the locations of portal on my islandish.
I think i missed a couple more in my island.
Alicia Food city.
Natalia Worker city.
Retia Mineral city.
Alicia is the newest city and it was the first to go which put me into permanent stagnation due to lack of food.
Then Retia was second to go permanently halting my mineral growth.
And Natalia/capital survived until I quit.
All other cities got razed.
There was an Messari mech on Alicia, Natalia, and Retia. All three mech died, the one hitting retia is last one of the triple attack.
My improvements got pillaged and formers killed.
After the fourth Barracuda finished I normally go hunting for Aspidoths or leviathans to kill to grab their advancements.
But instead I used them to smash a portal immediately and destroy it.
It ended up being the only portal that I know if that got razed to the ground.
I managed to get a colonizer out and resettle to get my science city back and then another colonizer to get mineral city back but then I looked at this piece of good but bad news at same time.
Then at this point I just decided to quit. AIs still murdering each other and letting messari wipe their cities out.I still had world's mightiest military at this point. Cannot do anything worth a damn when human AI factions dick around
My capital got pillaged heavily by portals that spawned in AI's island. I kinda hoped that the AI would take care of two portals in their island but they never did.
On otherside, I really hate Ion Storms. Messari very good at using it to deny you repairs. See those three ion storms? Yeah thats where my Goliath mechs was at Sit to repair, ion storm dropped, move and sit move sit move sit for like three turns in a row then I quit.
I'm wondering, will Area Aid let a unit of yours repair even when there's ion storm going off in same hex?
And Difficulty level was Hard, Alien aggression set to very high. And frankly the AI human factions is the one who's far ahead, not me. I always lag behind the Hard level's cheats despite my best efforts.
First faction to die out was the solar dynasty then Divine ascension. Divine Ascension was probably the strongest cuz divine ascension wiped the solar dynasty out. Then after messari arrived, divine ascension died to them first cuz they concentrated on southern continent. Then everything spilled over to me and remaining AIs. Although it didn't feel like that because I felt the full brunt of messari assault but I didn't see a single mothership show up though except for buncha of mechs. I was hit immediately on turn 2-3 after messari landed and set their portals up.
On the turn when Messari landed, my military was rated at 2-3 stars as in solid forces capable to dealing with aggression to might not withstand an invasion. And I killed so much XD Its just that the other AI human factions didn't do their jobs and so we all died together.