Good work. Bravo! I don't have a single complaint about the game. I see plenty of people in the forums do, but not me.
AI spams siege frigates? I spam Cobalts and hunker down. If they bomb me out so be it. It's not the AIs fault, it's mine. I should have been better prepared.
AI gangs up on me? I fall back to a spot I've previously reinforced and plan a new strategy. I'm working on a game now against 4 Hard AIs and have had many moments where a revert to a saved game would help. But why? Isn't the give and take part of the fun?
AI runs when outnumbered? I pinch him with my backdoor fleet and make a sandwich out of him. Or I let him run. His day will come. And after I bomb out and Novalith his charred worlds he'll have nowhere to run.
Diplomacy sucks? I don't have a problem with it. I make friends. I lose friends. In the end, I will conquer all. If you are going to pay me to kill ships of my enemy, you are my friend. You want crystal and I can afford to lose it? Take it. You stand in my way. Die.
Pirates caught me with my pants down? Well, I should have known they'd get me. Some modest defenses and a fleet on standby will fend them off if I ever slip up and allow them to come after me (unless I want them to...).
The fact is, I have no problem with many of the things I read about in these forums. I think of them as challenges. I appreciate your hard work to get things balanced. I appreciate your dedication to a wonderful game. There is a lot of bashing and whining that goes on around here so I'm glad that theRetroboy started this thread of gratitude.
Frogboy, you work very hard and you have patience that runs deep. We all appreciate what you and the whole team does. Kyro, you keep your cool better than anyone in this (or GCII's) forum. Keep up the good work, both of you... and the whole lot!