Some chat in Discord general and in steam forum about invading then bombing a planet at the same time letting syntis have more then 45 planets. Assume the game is awarding a victory like the player quit the game while under invasion when the orbital bombardment kills off the players population. @Joe
A secondary thing to verify is if you are invading a bunch of planets owned by a friend while at or close to cap. Would that trick the game into going over planet cap for a syntis player when they quit the game?