I know that you cant publically call out cheaters without proof, so i wont name names, or even link the game here. but is there any official way to check on cheating?
There is a player in our game that at the start (intel tick 6) they had clearly spent way more than feasible. they were top of economy, industry, and research, and top of carriers as well. so they had spent more on everything simultaneously than anyone else. i understand that people will prioritise one thing or another, but you cant (actively) prioritise everything at the same time.
At the same time as this, his neighbour, who has not built/invested anything at all, is still not bumped for inactivity even after several days. and, despite being absorbed relatively quickly by the first guy, still has a single system left; presumably the one they sent their fleet to before planets were taken over.