Actually, they got two patches and a hot fix that fixes the battle issue in the last patch. Come on Matt, get the facts right! I believe it only affected archers so not exactly a huge bug as I've yet to see archers in my game.
I must admit I was surprised at the cost of the game. I was expecting $20 to help entice people on the fence.
I do believe that the AI needs more work as I seen one where the AI was just sitting next to his town. Didn't even bother to get the free loot that was a couple spots away from him. I also think that if you are gold poor and someone you at war with has a large amount of gold, you can't afford to make peace with them. I don't know if you can research something about that but I don't care for it.
Really a bad quest set for a majority of users. I don't care to be popular to the point where people are posting dumb crap on my 'wall'. How about a quest set that don't require spam, the f5 key, or high school popularity contests?
Yup, I'm not shocked at all that the AI 'cheated' you. Then again no surprise that they did a great play to beat you.
I don't know if you noticed, but I've seen my own AI players stop covering a WR who goes on to make a catch. I like to do rush defense and QB chasing so I don't normally play the passing defense guys..... but since the AI likes to cheat there too, I don't know wtf I'm going to do. Swear I'm spending more time in instant replay these days then I did the past 8 years of Madden combined. If I could easily capture video, I would make videos of how bad it is.