First, remove all affinity gains from researching technologies. Second, make researching all technologies and adopting all virtues grant generic affinity points to specialize as one wishes. Third, limit more bonuses and buildings to having a certain affinity level. ________________________________________________________ Altogether, this would provide more freedom in tech choice with less beelining. It would also tie Affinity into culture, making focusing on it more viable and acknowledging that Affinity is about technological capability and social response.