Where can I find the details on the AI logic? Specifically what are the rules around trading tech with AI. With so many AI players in games trading effectively with them is critical to victory, but the logic appears to be somewhat irrational. I’ve seen someone trade a L3 tech with an AI receive a L7 back. Surely this can’t be right?
You should join the Discord server. We’ve had many a chat about AI behavior.
All you have to do is send them the appropriate credit amount specified on their home page or a tech they dont have. For them to send something back, they need to have a neutral or positive relationship with you and they need to have the appropriate funds to send the tech. So, sometimes it behooves you to send cash instead of tech to ensure they have the necessary funds.
You can also have a look at this document Comprehensive Guide to Neptune's Pride AIs - Google Docs that I wrote up. If a question you have isn’t answered there, then let me know so I can add it to that document!