I wonder if the AI can be tweaked to not resign so quickly. I always play Conquest… which, to me, means I want to destroy all of them (units, buildings, econ, etc.), but it feels like 90% of the time, they resign after they lose only 10%-50% of their buildings – where it’s clear they could keep playing if they really wanted to… or could let me play if I wanted to.
It’s really one of the last remaining incredibly weak points of this title.
We shouldn’t have to do the 104 chat command ever. We shouldn’t have to remember to do so, and shouldn’t have to scramble to do so if we forget in late-game. Just make it so they don’t resign so quickly, or if they do try, give us the option to say, “No, you’re not resigning. Keep playing.” And in the lobby, let us tick a “No AI Resigning” checkbox beforehand so we don’t have to worry about it mid-match.
As a player who likes to NOT attack early or be on the offensive from start to finish, it’s pretty annoying to spend an hour+ building up my econ and military, staving off multiple attacks, and then when I’m finally ready for a battle (sometimes after painstakingly rebuilding from scratch after near-defeat), they resign within minutes of me coming into their town. Pretty frustrating as it makes the entire match almost feel like a waste of time because I don’t get the satisfaction of wiping them out or their town completely.
I just finished a match (another one after a long list of them) where this happened. Me vs. 2 AI. Both resigned with a ton of buildings still left on the screen. Thank goodness I played on Fast and/or Turbo mode, or it truly would’ve been an immense waste of time