Snatching defeat from the jaws of (Alliance) victory?

Posted on Thursday, January 21, 2021

WTH? What the actual?

So, long game, Ludicrous map size, victory conditions Conquest, Influence, and...Alliance. Playing as Iconians, forging alliances with the other Benevolent races as the game went on, defeating the Malevolent and Pragmatic races. Finally, the United Earth surrender to me, and on the same turn I manage to get the snooty Altarians to re-enter our Alliance. I am now in Alliance with all the remaining major races - Torians, Drath, Altarians - there's no-one else left - so that's an Alliance victory, right? Click that turn button and take the win.

Except, I clicked that Turn button and, the DEFEAT video played. ? Huh? And it's a loss on my metaverse record.

My legal team will be contacting Stardock shortly. I want explanations AND compensation.