So after the blitz test, I found very little discernable difference with the a.i.
Personally, I thought most of the changes were needed as the ai was very sub par previously and now it seems to operate more like what a real player would. The tweaks stated if working should make changes to make it more fair - less dog piling, actually going for trait advantages etc. This is good.
Now the real issue lies with as stated ad nauseum on this forum - a lack of options (tool kit) for the F2P. Hopefully the data has reflected this from the blitz test.
Dear Scopely, why not make all leaked ascendables available this week? Bring the players back, start a more regular release schedule for the F2P community. This and a bit more transparency and communication would go a long way with maintaining players and attracting new ones.