Hi all! A friend and I are big fans of the game, and I have spent plenty of time pouring over these forums learning details of the game.
We had a game end on us abruptly this morning, and we were left wondering how things could have gone so badly so quickly. We had AIP of only ~190 and were pushing slowly but surely to both home worlds, and we were feeling pretty optimistic at that point. Then suddenly, we started seeing these messages about the AI loading thousands of units on carriers over and over and over again. Within a short period of time, we had a threat level of 70k, and we were eventually killed by the nonstop onslaught of thousands of ships.
I saw a similar thread about this, and some people mentioned about ship build up on AI planets spilling over to carriers if they get fully upgraded to mark V ships. We were being hit by thousands of mark I-III eye bots and space planes, not mark V ships though. We did neuter a lot of planets along the way. Would that have affected it?
Also, as much as I would like to think we were being aggressive, clearly at 15 hours in we weren't being aggressive enough. Still, though!
Can someone please tell me what we did to cause such a sudden and swift defeat? I can upload save files if that would help. Thanks for any input!