Yes, having this issue too! Almost every game.
Been noticing this too. I just learned from this post thought that "inactive" means the player has left the game is being taken over by the computer. Game after game now I see players go inactive immediately. You almost wonder if it's a new form of cheating - get your mates to go inactive and let you run the game
I keep seeing the same thing and it sucks. when they go inactive you have to wait the entire time. I also thought initially it was a way to cheat. Someone please fix this!!!
When it comes to online game play, I find the inactive players drive me crazy.Firstly I think if you're inactive after 2 turns you should be automatically forfeited from the game. the AI computer doesn't know how to play to begin with so not only do you get your time wasted, the game play is so bizarre it becomes laughable. the AI doesn't seem to know how to play the game and is so random in its strategy I'm not even sure they programmed it...
frankly I find the game quite disappointing to play overall whenever there's inactive or "expert" AI players playing.