So I started to play the game few days ago, have beaten 2 unfair AI opponents working together and now tried to play 1v1 against a vicious AI
well, I dont know how but he is outproducing me so bad. Im advent, hes TEC, by the time I have 4 cap ships (yes, I love them, especially those pew pew lasers) and like 20 small ships he got 2-3 cap ships and 60+ ships (already including heavy cruisers) with almost all hull upgrades and like 50% weapon/armor upgrades.
I have no idea how that is possible, I tried to play early economy or early fleet and expansions but I cant even closely reach his amount of ships AND upgrades.
When I load autosaves to check what he has, 15 minutes into the game he got 21 Cobalt Light Frigates and another 24 (!) queued in production + some upgrades already... I got 16 Disciple Vessels and maybe money for another 5 + no upgrades, rest is pretty much what is has - 2 planets and 2-3 research labs.
I read somewhere that AI doesnt cheat, no resource bonus, so just wondering hows that possible.