Wow, I'm midway through a warlord-level game as Germany using the open-end events, and so far it is great! The units are interesting and powerful. The winter effects are challenging. The tech advancement is fun and doesn't allow one to get all of the techs, you do have to make an informed choice. But I do have a complaint, though maybe it is not something the mod can fix. It is about open borders. 1) I can understand not being able to negotiate open borders with countries that are hostile, but why won't the Fascist countries even negotiate about it with Germany? They won't even put a price on it, even though I have not attacked them or done any espionage against them. 2) Why is it that enemies can attack me from other countries if they have open borders with them, but I cannot attack them back? There is a glitch though where I can direct-assault them but not bomb or bombard them -- precision strike isn't allowed, but border incursion is? Also, why does extorting $$$ in tribute cause an undeclared peace treaty? Makes sense perhaps as a deterent to extortion, but it should at least auto-fill peace treaty on the trade screen before you make a demand. Again, maybe not something the mod can fix. I'll also echo the cultural border issue raised elsewhere. It doesn't make sense for neighboring countries to be able to absorb newly conquered cities and cut off armies, yet I cannot increase the culture of that city in any kind of meaningful sense. I build theatres first, even have them build culture, almost all of my other cities have radio and universities, and my slider is usually producing culture, yet Germany's culture cannot compete with Finland or Sweden? I can solve it by conquering them, but that isn't the point.