I’m a fairly new player, and so far I’ve lost two games where I’ve had a massive leas from the start becauss the ai’s banded together out researched me, and shared with the other players, who then took me out. I understand that the way to go is to up your standing with one ai and send money or tech and get something back.
I tried this in my last game, where I sent 45$ to sn ai +1 to me and got weapons level 4, tried again with another 45, but got nothing, tried 60, got nothing. Then two days later he was -1 to me.
My question is, what are the rules governing trade with ai? I can’t find info anywhere.