Idk what to put here
I rarely ever post anything. I've bought all the sins games since the original but I dont play multiplayer because I don't like humans. Anyway, skirmish has always been pretty fun, but ever since the second or third patch for Rebellion, I've noticed the AI acting (Read: Cheating) weird.
It's gone from pathetically easy to beat on 'hard' settings, where I usually play, to only being beatable if you set up the game a certain way and use lots of the diplomacy tree. I'm not a very diplomatic person in real life. I like to hurt people because I have the Trump baby penis and that's really my only joy in life.
Anywho, the AI now does things like attack in coordination with other bot players when they're not on a team, and the pirate faction now is unmanageable unless I am TEC rebs, because anytime you put credits against another bot player, it immediately outbids you no matter how much you put up, or when. This single annoying mechanic makes many of the diplomacy skill tree slots even more useless than they already are.
To sum up, fack your game and your mod team. Quit screwing with the AI.