- Sep 2, 2019
I'm torn on this. I tend to sell my luxuries as much as possible, which could be draining their gold to bankruptcy, so it is plausible that I've sold my luxuries to them and they've over spent so now they're disbanding.I used to bankrupt the AI with Diplomatic Favor. Even if they had 0 Gold and 0 GPT, the next turn they had like 300 GPT and some pocket cash: the AI is programmed to disband all its military units once it bankrupts, not just a portion of it*. But somehow, it doesn't change its behavior: it will neither go for some Trade in order to get some spare change nor stop training new military unit even if it just disbanded all of them...
On the other hand...this (military strength suddenly dropping) is something I've only noticed in the last few weeks, whereas I've always sold my luxuries off. If anything, I'm less likely to sell them now since I've gotten better at keeping my treasury filled, so I get lazy about selling my furs for 10gpt because I'm getting 500-2,000gpt anyway. So, why now all of a sudden?
The explanation is plausible, but it doesn't explain why it's mostly been happening as of late. It's possible that they changed the AI somehow, and accidentally removed a check on AI trading that stopped them (or rather, reduced the likelihood) of them bankrupting themselves?
I've never intentionally bankrupted the AI (I'd rather actually fight them), but something is happening.