OK, so i decided to give it a go yesterday again, as Rebels, and for the FIRST TIME EVER i played with unlocked teams, with 3 hard AIs. I even read some stuff about how the diplomacy ingame works and played that tutorial,,,so i ran into the Red AI, which was bordering with me. They asked me for some money, i gave them to them, it boosted the relations a bit. Then occasionally i gave them more without them even asking me, but:
no matter, what i did, i could not offer them ceasefire, nor peace-treaty, nor trading alliance. The buttons were simply greyed out, and yes i was researching the diplomatic tree, i had researched almost everything bar pacts and 2 envoy abilities - settlers and the arbitrary tariff. I had the needed relationship numbers as well, over 9, which should have give me ability to offer them peace treaty, right? WTF was i doing wrong?
Other thing, when i sent envoy to their neighbouring colony, they would destroy it. I thought that thing has diplomatic immunity or something along the line....
Ultimately the AI itself offered me first trading alliance and then even peace treaty, which i both accepted. Once i was deep inside the others AI territory with me fleet, the fuckers would first drop both treaties and then attack me. Thank god i had those liberated rebels at the time researched already and therefore available ships back home.
Anyway i did not mind this betrayal, i actually kinda expected it and it made the game bit more like against human opponent. It was my inability to offer treaties to AI myself, which annoyed me to no end.
Anyone cares to elaborate, what am i missing?
BTW, the game seems to crash on me occasionaly (once runtime error window) and i suspect, it has something to do with some background activity, 2x as it happened, both times i had Avira window opened, which happens when antivir updates itself. So it seems to me, this antivir autoupdating makes the game to crash. Anyone encountering similar issue?