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Having problems finding or giving Renown Points in a Extra Anonymity game.. Is this common, even once the game finished?

I got the email at the end, and wish to give out my points, but there's nothing that shows up in the empire screen like it typically does in Normal Anonymity games. Nothing past the "give player money"...
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You can't give points currently in an Extra Anonymity game.
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Communication with players post game: Is this something that could be possible for the future?

I have played with people that have been fantastic players at the game, regardless if we were allies or not, and I would like to invite them to join in future games. 

Being able to have a sort of buddies list would be super. 
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I second this request. Would love this feature :)
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Is there any way to check behind the scenes to see if there is someone playing two different characters? I swear in the game I'm playing there's two people who are "allies" who just happen to move 15 mins right after each other, to let each other capture systems, in 20-40 times there's no way this can be planned so perfectly, and at such timing. I called them out on it and they said that they were simply friends. 

However now one is simply in the game with two stars left and is feeding the other with all their science and banking funds. Does someone really have time to play a game which they're completely out just to hand over funds to the other in a 4/24? I'm confused.

Also, in a different note has the AI been completely adjusted? In the same game the AI was completely overpowered and trading between themselves at a crazy rate, creating patches of unenterable zones that are just to hard to attempt to take over, their weapons were nearly double all of the other non-npcs, and never saw anything like it.
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But it might also be one player with two accounts... it happens, but it is considered bad form to call it out, as there is no way to prove it; and yes this has been thoroughly thought through and discussed.
In my very first game there were three of eight accounts i highly suspect of being played by a single player. Well, one of those won but i made second place, and personally i consider that a victory :-)
It seems to happen less often in premium games, so that might be a route to consider.
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Regarding AFK/Resigns

I posted this on reddit, but not sure if the devs check that, maybe you guys can give feedback here a little better.

I think it should be optional to allow other users to join and take the place of AI. Basically when someone leaves the person closest has a huge advantage to take over everything that person was playing, and most often ruins play-ability for the rest of the players.

If you're involved in a really tight game and someone leaves it's huge waste almost to continue it... All the games I've played so far, the winner was the person closest to the afk and could quickly absorb the player..

With the option for a new player to join in it would make things still interesting for everyone else and not leave a gaping hole.
Obviously the exploit would be someone from the same game to join and hook yourself up, so in that case simply disallow the same IP address.
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That's good, but in a way it almost puts the neighbours at an unfair disadvantage, as they now have no nearby stars they can expand into whereas everyone else does.

Sad to say, I think the only real solution is a decent AI. It will never match a human (unless Jay can get government funding for a Deep Blue style supercomputer) but it should still make humans fear it.
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artist, inventor and lover of music
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    Technical Consultant and Artist In Residence, 2012
  • Capstone Financial
    Director of Media Productions, 2012
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I'm an American living in Warsaw working as a consultant and designer for an international company. I also do philanthropy work for an organization based in Germany. I love to travel and I’ve experienced close to thirty-five countries and over fifty different cultures. I've been shooting for quite a few years now, loving mostly landscape and architecture, because of the travel, but recently have been getting into doing portraits, people, fashion.. etcetera.

I consider myself an artist, so my hope is to attempt to create images with other talented individuals that evoke originality. Creativity, hope and a sense of humor are goals that I strive for. So when you shoot with me, it's guaranteed to be an easy-going, smiley, good time! On a non photography side I love inventions and creative music with a dash of strategy gaming.

I speak English and Spanish pretty fluently, but I can also understand words and sentences in Polish, Korean, Italian, Chinese, German and quite a bit of Hawaiian Pidgin. While most of my languages aren't so fantastic I would love to be fluent someday.

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    Computer Information Systems, 2007
  • UCSD
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