And you would do well to read what I wrote. A Dev himself pretty much said that it wasn`t worth the bother of makiing an improved AI at the time. This while the existing AI was brought down to using bonuses to do anything. What happened in the past doesn`t matter when the present working Dev and the present game (at the time) indicates this. By the way I have Gal Civ 2 and was around WAY before you and was quite active 6 years before YOU. It`s exactly this top-down attitude type talk that puts people like me off.
So take your patronising self-congratulatory talk elsewhere. Oh and think before you write in future.
I did read what you wrote. I interpreted the events differently. I reserve that right.
You interpreted the events through the filters of "pretty much" and "the past doesn't matter". I did not. That is the difference that counts, not who started playing GalCiv first. That would be a silly thing for me to feel superior about, wouldn't it? I act superior enough as it is without doing so over tangents and trivia.
It is still about whether you had faith or patience or whatever. I understand some people thinking stuff was underdeveloped. I am still amazed that so many people do not seem to realize this was going to happen all along and come across as righteously disappointed. I still consider that to be improper research about the realities of GalCiv3 and Stardock leading to unrealistic expectations. Do what makes you happy, of course, but I still advise you to think about this kind of detail in the future before letting yourself be as bitterly disappointed as you describe. It seems to be something that could be easily avoided if it bothered you so much.
I thought about what I wrote. Actually, I always do. You can't be this preachy if you don't try at it. If you are in the habit of posting without thought, I advise against it. I even proof read what I write. It is still worth mentioning that it was your decision in requiring faith instead of knowledge. A willingness to have a more positive interpretation of a dev's frustration wouldn't hurt, but hey, some people have a need to uninstall software in rage. I don't know why, but it seems to happen a lot. And there, I have managed to be deliberately rude as well. I think I am done with this conversation.
Again, I will sign off wishing you enjoyment of the game, one way or another. It is the goal we all have.