So a while back, I posted about the “Ultimate” cluster map for man versus robot - basically you in the middle surrounded by a cluster of 6AI’s - the coordinates are:
[ [0,0],[-11.99,0],[11.99,0],[-5.995,10.39],[5.995,10.39],[-5.995,-10.39],[5.995,-10.39] ]
and when you create the game, use default settings except 66% to win, 7 players, custom galaxy, twin ring, dark start disabled (so you can pick the center), and 1 starting star.
I decided to try it again … but this time, I did NOT allow myself to trade of tech (or cash) to the AI’s. So while they tech trade among each other, I have to develop everything myself. Plus once they get angry at me, there’s no way to get friendly with 'em … so attacks come from all sides. Finally, NO Warp Gates … since the AI doesn’t create/destroy them.
It took a while … but the HULK finally SMASHED six Robot players as shown in the pics below.
It’s a bit of a challenge - can anyone else win in less than 16 Cycles/392 Ticks?!?
And yes, signs of NP addiction - you’ll want to take a break when you are done!