Ok.....Sins is like the rugby of RTS. Sometimes you gotta take some licks. Well, lets face it theres a lot of arsholes that play. Don't get discouraged. There playing the same game you are they may just understand things a little better. There are so many different winning strategic combinations it's mind boggling. If you losing alot. Watch the recorded games. There in single player mode. You can see how they beat you and counter what happen in future play. Your going to make many mistakes its how you learn. If your a big FFA player such as I. Don't be surprised at some point in the game at the worst possible moment. You find your faithful ally turn on you and gut your empire. While your off conquering worlds he will later colonize. It's a tough world all around. Anyway if you need some assistance I'd be happy to help:)
I'm on alot;) Also im on ts all the time.