From: Victoria, Canada
Ive never seen a better AI. Where the AI fails in this game is the empires doing very well do not work hard enough to get their victory conditions, and do not try to stop you hard enough to prevent you from getting yours.
Once you are close to your conditions, it's fairly easy (especially with Military type conditions) to organize a series of lightning raids and invasions and take the game, even if 3 or 4 other AI empires could easily crush you in an all out war. That's ok though, I always have to win :) (but don't always, in this game, which is refreshing)
"If there are gods, they do not care, and justice always goes to the strong. But remember this: All that is done before the naked stars is remembered" Klingon proverb.