What are the current conditions governing this ?
A couple of months ago a friendly AI would seemingly always give you a tech in return for you sending the AI the credits it cost to send it. But things seem to have changed.
I notice that on June 3 Jay posted " … You now need to send them at least enough cash to buy a point of regard before they will consider sending a tech back… "
Is that the current position ?
And does “they will consider sending a tech back” mean that sometimes you will send a friendly AI sufficient credits to buy a point of regard and the AI won’t send you a tech ?