From: Groningen, NL
Thanks. Indeed, after a while the ships were finished and they gave me the strongest vessels in the neighbourhood, at least for now.
I have a follow up question: I leave the building of everything to the AI for now, but I noticed that it didn't build any troops, so one of my colonies was easily conquered, and now it is heavily defended on the ground.
I could destroy everything that flies from the enemy over there, but my AI is still not producing the infantry that would enable me to reconquer it. Is this common, and should I start building myself?
Another question: my AI is now building much less than in the beginning, and my money is piling up.
Should I start buying expensive technology that is offered by my neighbours, or should I leave that decision to the AI? I don't think I am ready yet to dive into the whole tech tree.