Since at least October last the the AI does some very strange things with their freighters. Mainly having what seems like unlimted range on their freighters. A range 62 freighter traveling 170+ tiles. Fix this, wether it is intentional or not, it needs fixing. Game killer.
Defenders of the game argue and argue that the AI must have built starbases to range extend, or they used a wormhole to leap frog you etc etc. (Freighters can not survey btw). See screenshots and save attached. 150+ tiles of empty space between myself and the AI that travelled this distance with a 62 range ship.
Shelving this game yet again, review downgaraded to negative on steam.
You people expect people to pay more money for a new expansion pack when this is has been going on for over 6 months. Never.