Hello. First off, you've all done a great job with the game. I'm really impressed with the updates you've put out and hope to see more.
A big issue with the game is the CAI. As stated in Ephraim's post
, the CAI can be very docile and does not tend to match the player's expansion. Also, when they do tend to create large empires, they are usually just protected with 1-3 armies, making them pushovers to the player's forces.
I made mods to fix these issues but the issue is that playing vanilla, the Very Hard difficulty isn't very hard at all.
If the AI could be made a bit more aggressive both in offensive actions and their tendency to declare war on factions they dislike and built more armies as they expanded, I believe the game would be much better for it and present a much more challenging game for the player on the higher difficulties.
Thank you for your time and attention in this matter.