Most of these questions have nothing to do with each other, but most of them belong here. 1) I've read up on how the AI analyzes terrain and how it decides to research this tech over that tech. Now I'm wondering about different ways in which the human player can fight a more intelligent war than the AI (without so-called "exploits"). Could anybody give me some tips, or direct me to an article that deals with this broad issue? 2) What are some different ways of drawing the AI into a war (making it attack you, that is)? 3) Could somebody direct me to any posts on the subject of playing "puppet master" with the AI civs? 4) When can I change the label below my name to something other than "Chieftain?" 5) Does anyone play communism in the late stage of the game? 6) I know people like Religious and Militaristic a lot. What are the Civ traits that are generally considered worst? Is being Expansionist generally awesome enough at the beginning of the game to make up for its complete worthlessness thereafter? 7) On what difficulty does it become best to raze rather than take over enemy cities? 8) How does one get their avatar on CFC to be something different than one of the preset options?