I have observed that almost nobody plays Advent Loyals online. They have nothing, except culture - which doesn't do crap. All of the other races have a killer strategy:
TR: TAR (Truce Amoungst Rogues)
TL: Early Novaliths, and dual starbases.
VR: Jumping Starbases
VL: Strip to the Core
AR: Wail (Wail of the Sacrificed)
What killer strategy does Advent Loyals have? Nothing. So why play them?
I would suggest giving them early Deliverence Engines (DEs). Or DEs with NO prerequisite research.
What do you think, is the best solution? Am I missing other killer strategies? Titan AOEs that are game changing? To the uninitiated, these high level techs might not seem game changing, but in fact, each can be.
Lots of people think the Deliverence engine is lackluster, but I don't. I think they just don't know how to use them.