I read your post regarding marathon play for BNW. I like your ideas, I have been playing on marathon with normal speed build times for all units except settlers and have some input if you do not mind.
Regarding point 6, sounds good, except will not help against other AI. I have noticed capitals being lost much easier at normal speed production, and am thinking either walls should be buffed or palaces should be enhanced offensively and defensively.
Point 9, all military units should be at standard production speed, settlers, workers, and especially religious kept at marathon. Otherwise all religions founded by 1000 bc. And quick build trade caravans makes money ridiculously easy to make.
Regarding peace negotiations before writing, I was wondering if a differnt agreement can be modded, something like civs agree not to invade each other, but units caught outside borders are fair game. And can the damn AI civs be a little more belligerent.
And not sure where to put beta folder.