When I bought the GOG.com remake, I was convinced that the AI had legitimately gotten better. Boy, was I wrong. Neither the other factions nor the Mind Worms give either the inexperienced players (I.e. myself) a chance or even the experienced players (~100% of everyone else here) a genuine challenge. Its now of no wonder to me as to why this game has absolutely no high scores’ leaderboards. Achieving a high score in this game makes even less sense than trying to do it in Civ2. The game simply doesn’t let you get ahead. This is absolutely not a joke, “until MY 2322” is NOT EVEN CLOSE to being enough time for the human to prepare for the then infinite Fungal Blooms. The starting locations for literally everyone make LITERALLY ZERO sense. “Too little room” is NOT a valid excuse for the starts to LITERALLY OVERLAP INTO the HQ bases. You NEVER “have enough time to prepare” for the AIs’ begging you for your tech, even if they offer you something else in return. The same goes for when the AI begs for money. I’ll list other problems later. I’m too frustrated to properly type right now.