I brought my laptopto a firends house, and had bought him SoaSE, and we sat down and after installing it went to play multiplayer. He saw my game hosted and we both started playing, it was awesome.
But after a while, he was like, "oh! Your main planet! i'll help you", and my main planet was fine. After looking at his screen, I saw it looked nothing like mine.
So I was like, ok maybe we disconnected and the game turned me into an AI. So I checked the connection and we were fine. I tried lending him credits, and it registered. So we could interact with one another, but apparently we were not directly playing together.
When he was sleepy he just gave me all his credits, metal and crystal and turned his computer off, and at that time it said he had surrendered and his planets went grey.
So what the heck?