ive never had this problem before.
i tried a new game, on normal.
i got CRUSHED. huge waves of enemies swarming at my planets.
so i tried a smaller game, on easy.
same thing, but the swarms occured a bit later than on normal.
i have 3 capital ships, 2 kol, one akkan, and about 30 frigates, and a starbase.
the advent invade with at first 3 capital ships and 10 frigates. at first i seemed to do well, but out of the blue another two capital ships come, and an enemy starbase begins to construct itself in my starwell.
i retreated, only losing my akkan, while i rest and rearm in my neighboring planet. but i must ask, what is with the AI in diplomacy? im tempted to go back to entrenchment. at least the AI was resonable back then.
and in entrenchment, the first 2 difficulties were a breeze. i got challeges from hard and up.
"easy" shouldnt mean huge waves of enemy capital ships.
i have the feeling that the developers are trying to force us to use diplomacy.