87 Colonies. Power graph is approaching double that of the nearest competitor, as you can see. My power is still exponentially increasing. I haven't built a single military ship yet. Not needed.
Researching everything in 1 turn.
Don't give me the BS about how the AI can pose any challenge at this point, Icemania. By colonizing this many worlds, I've ended up nerfing the AI even on God like. I'll continue playing but each turn is going to take 15-20 minutes. Next time I'll try this on a smaller map with the same number of AIs, but need to get through this slog first.
And if there's any AI that is a potential challenge, I'll just bribe him to attack someone else. They're dumb that way. It's a civ IV trick.
Building up my worlds now, mostly. Building constructors and pumping out starbases. About to get rank V in Malevolence for more production. Got Extreme World Colonization for more ideology points. Saving Rank IV Benevolence boost each world by 1 tile for later.
I really WISH some AI would attack me so like I have something to do. The moment anyone attacks me though I'll IMMEDIATELY trade for the military techs that other AIs have. Consequently I can match anyone who tries.
And yes, this is a slog. I build starbases, so I can build more constructors, so I can build more starbases to increase my production so I can build more constructors, ad infinitum. This is normally when I quit. Wish the AI was smart enough so this could be AUTOMATED and I can focus on the BROAD STRATEGY. Instead I have to micro manage ALMOST EVERY SINGLE THING to make sure I get reasonable results because I don't trust the AI to be smart enough to do it.
IT TOOK ME ALMOST 1.5 HOURS TO PLAY 10 TURNS. THE ONLY THING THAT'S KEEPING ME FROM QUITTING IS THE DESIRE TO SHOW YOU'RE WRONG. OTHERWISE IT'S A SLOG.
(Maybe you shouldn't have gotten this many colonies. Fine, a reasonable point, except that THIS IS THE FASTEST WAY I CAN FINISH THIS GAME. IF I DIDN'T GET THIS MANY COLONIES EARLY, THAT MEANS I HAVE TO CONQUER THEM LATER. THE POINT IS I'M GOING TO HAVE TO MANAGE SEVERAL HUNDRED PLANETS AT SOME POINT ANYWAYS).
The problem is when I start a war with the AI each turn is going to take longer. And it'll literally just be me rolling over their unfortunate carcasses. Also, I might point out that on Godlike, the Synthetics consistently have a higher score and pop than the non-synths.
I'm REALLY tempted to just declare war on everyone and see how it goes. BUT I'll ONLY do that if everyone will admit that at this point I've got the game won.