AI brain dead in multiplayer

Game Version:

  • Build: 101.101.36202.0 4819260
  • Platform: Steam
  • Operating System: Windows 10
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This used to happen previously only in multiplayer games that were restored after a dropped connection. Now this happens (seemingly randomly) even on games that haven’t been dropped/restored.

Basically, after a certain point after the AI reaches feudal age, it becomes brain dead and doesn’t create new units, villagers become inefficient and don’t really do anything much. Was playing 2v2 AI on Moderate difficulty. Highly frustrating, not least because it happens seemingly randomly and you find out only after playing for 15 mins.

Reproduction Steps:

Here’s how to reproduce the problem:

  1. Start multiplayer game, (2 human vs 2 AI in my case), Moderate difficulty
  2. AI randomly stops working (or starts working very inefficiently), effectively brain dead. It doesn’t happen on every game, but 5 out of 6 games in the past 3-4 days have had this issue.