I have been playing with 3 AI allies against 4 AI opponents, and the AIs are constantly asking for wood and stone (mostly because they don’t seem to really mine stone after building mining camps next to the stone pile, but I digress). It’s totally fine for the AIs to ask for stuff, but all of the other AIs feel the need to go on and on about how they don’t have anything to share, and the messages I want to read (who asked for wood, and who’s attacking me, etc.) scroll off the screen.
Most of this would be alleviated if the AIs simply didn’t respond with “I have nothing to spare”, at least to other AIs. I think if the AI doesn’t contribute, we can all assume it has nothing to spare.