Ok thanks for the tips, I will certainly remember this lesson!
Dunno if I like the whole AI tech trading thing to be honest, the whole thing seems a bit shady! I bet only advanced players would think about doing it in the first place (unless it’s written somewhere in the codex in which case ignore me!) which puts new players who might have a good instinct for the general strategy of the game at a disadvantage which I’m not in favour of - I think they’re the ones who deserve a good honest win the most.
The percentage thing I get, but still seems like an unnecessary risk in a game which I always think of as being more about skill rather than luck - except when you deal real with people of course, that is half the fun, but not when dealing with the CPU side of things. This is a personal opinion of course.
It’s not a huge deal but my suggestion would be it would be that when you sent an AI tech that it responded with an automated message so that everyone knows where they stand (new and seasoned players!) This could be handled in the following way; you send a tech and one of three things happens:
- It hits positive 80% and says “thanks for the trade” and sends you a tech back
- It falls in the negative 20% and says “Not this time buddy, but bribe me again and lets see what happens!” and sends nothing
- It doesn’t have the cash and says “Thanks for that, I’m skint right now but I’ll repay your kindness… maybe” and then does the 80 / 20% decision making on pay day