I was 8TH in credits received from planets (wtf?? I had more planets than all of them?)
Vaihlor, I've had similar experiences! I've led the whole game in "Credit income rate", and been ranked #1 in Economy (Credit/Metal/Crystal) thru most of the game, and like you, had more planets (also ranked #1 in Colonization), yet lagged considerably in "Credit gained from planet income", as well as spent considerably less, with less "Credits available" left over! And upon examination of the replay, I could actually see that they had spent way more than I could have ever possibly accumulated, even tho I was supposedly leading.
Hard-AI-gets-bonuses people: why do you trust in the endgame charts so blindly? If the scenario that would invalidate FoePa's argument is possible, then why isn't it possible that there's a mistake in the display? Either way, some simple experimentation with the debug exe could either disprove FoePa's argument or provide further evidence for yours. Stop posting the same arguments over and over and show us multiple sources of information, all corroborating your opinion.
Lederdemain, I agree, there could be a mistake in the display. But I would like to point out that I have
already used multiple sources of information. I've never used a debugger. I wouldn't know what to do with it. (I'm not a programmer, I'm an economist, I have an MBA.)
Hmm, just curious: In FoePa's screenies the debug output states hard AI credits being 3030.2 vs. 3020.1 for player - assuming the game was paused all the time, would that not indicate hard AI indeed get's a bonus?
Arayn, yeah, I wonder about that too. FoePa's very own screenies show the 1 to 1.5 ratio that he is debating (after you subtract out the original 3000 available)!
Then maybe you could spend a few less minutes insulting FoePa for not accepting your claims on faith alone
Mazou, you should note, that up until that frustrating comment, I had refrained from insults (even from your original insult). Nobody should accept my claims on faith alone, they should spend a few minutes, and test it for themselves.
Regarding your comment: "changelogs have definitively stated that only Unfair gets such a boost". I wonder if you are referring to these statements in the 1.03 changelog
"-New AI Difficulty "Unfair" that gives the AI a tax income bonus and resource income bonus from resource asteroids (there is no other AI cheating in the game even at the Unfair difficulty level)."
Note that the changelog says nothing about the Hard AI. Only that the Unfair AI doesn't do any additional cheating.
Nobody's going to convince the other, because there can't be any definitive proof with the tools we have, and there's evidence for both theories.
Anatar, you've been around here alot longer than I have. I am I missing something? What is the evidence for the other side? Are there additional comments from Devs that I am unaware of?
Finally, JediLennier, from one Jedi to another, forgive me for hijacking your thread, and giving the impression that you are a strawman. I should have let you argue for your own evidence. Let it be known that I would never stoop using a strawman.
Oh wise one, Jedi Obi Won