Yes, another point I noted was that it takes a far longer time for some of the battles to resolve. The nerfs and buffs affected the pace of the battles. I looked at the clock and it takes 2+ full minutes for the main fleet to have all the ships built!
But the time the first world is seized, it can be 8 mins have passed, depending on the distribution of enemy stations!
Edit: Apologies for the way I captured the screens. I just snapped right at the beginning and then tracked any changes. The increase happened after I took and hacked the ARS. So it’s not really 45 mins apart when the increase happened. The strength stayed the same for a long time.
I know, but I’m picking the Basic Quick Start 4, 2 lvl6 AI with Pirates and Resistance Fighters