From: Southern CA
Has anyone encountered this: the AI creates design after design using the same components for the same ship type. I started a game today that I shut down after 3 years because the game had designed about 30 capital ships and 20+ carriers, all the same, but on separate lines on the ship design screen. It didn't obsolete any of them and so the screen got totally cluttered with those repeated designs.
I deleted them all but one, and within a few months it was doing it again.
I've seen it before, but never this severely. Did it once before -- capital ships, but only did 2 or 3 before it quit.
I have most ships set for automatic update and retrofit, but am not developing new tech anywhere near that often, and these designs were basically undifferentiated. Not only that I wasn't at a manufacturing capability level where I could build cap ships anyway. Same size, components, etc. Developing a new compponent kicked it off again of course. I hate to have to manually upgrade ships every time there is a component available, but un;less I can stop this, I suspect I won't be able to find my real designs.