You call my strat boring - I call it efficient. I've got you by the neck and I'm squeezing the life out of you. Every turn my web mines inch deeper into your space and more and more of your ships become floating space trash.
I think you severly underestimated the power of the web mine and overestimated the effect your robot minefields will have on my fleet. Most of my ships have 8 or 10 beams compared to what? 6 on your golumns? It's like you brought a knife to a gun fight my friend. My ships have everything - deep cargo bays, unlimited fuel (thank you Colonials for your fuel making ships), buckets of minerals and money.
Both of our economies are in top shape and with transport feature it helps both of us get materials and money to the front line. Only difference is that I can sit in your minefields and sweep em forever but you can't say the same about mine
You're playing an aggressive invasion style game but it is severely backfiring against my web mines. You can't sustain your current losses and are effectively battling against 3 opponents while I am really just focused on you. My Orion friend is like a cornered cobra and I'd much rather fight you than him because against Orion I will actually lose ships.
You have to remember this one fact - I don't have to kill your ships; I don't have to steal your ships - I just have to run them out of fuel in my web minefields and they are effectively out of the game. Each message I see where your ships are floating space trash means 1 less ship for you.
So onward we go - hide in your planets and start your defensive style of play (that will drive you nuts all by itself
) - back to the epic minelaying battle for all ages. Robot vs Crystal in a winner take all battle!
I'll prove that Web mines should be outlawed. They are completely unfair in combat and especially against the Robots.