Apparently the AI is buggy, if you do some "lame" farm killing (according to stevay's flush article) in the dark age VNS_Halen will stop manufacturing food. This is the second time I've beaten the AI like this;
Flush style game, 11:xx 23 pop feudal as the Byzantines, and a 30:xx castle. VNS_Halen ceased to create food. and died with about 2000 wood.
btw, did you try this bug with other AIs ? If I recall correctly there was a farm bug which all the AIs can not avoid (including standard computer) .
Leif Ericson Staff
Posted on 05/08/11 @ 04:18 AM
Yeah, I think that bug is common to all AIs. I think it happens at least occasionally when a building is destroyed during construction. For some reason, the AI isn't notified of its collapse, so it thinks it still is constructing the building.