2. Very high numbered plants came up first, with many #20s and #30s actually being bought at the 2nd auction phase, including an end game #36 plant (2 hybrid -> 6 cities).
Belive it or not, this actualy happenned to me while playing normal rule with the default deck. However it was the 32. Every plant # 30+ came out in the game and very litle of anything else... Weirdest game I have ever played. Was still fun. Certainly felt different.