Best I remember AI's. . . other than you. . . don't use Devs in the vanilla game, however with the right patches you might have exploded two seconds after that warning. That reminds me of one time I left my hangar after you camped outside it to get me (years ago) I used a thug as a well armed decoy (Firebursts, Groundbases, Underkills the whole nine yards), while you were paying attention to it I launched from my hangar I targeted you and slipped in a Dev, making you think that the thug did it. ^_^ Maybe that is why you didn't remember that the A.I. treat Devs as trade goods?
Had some difficulty fighting pirates as well, due to framerate being low. My network wasn't being used by others/other processes, so don't think that was an issue. I did see you at some point Lee, but was logged in under another name as I had been shot down before.
Yeah, I got shot down taking on some pirates. I was waiting outside his hangar, started shooting but the framerate was that low that he disappeared from my screen. I thought he'd gone back inside the hangar but by this point he was actually behind me and slamming me into the crater floor with a groundbase.