Alternatively, Mobile could give a boost from city connections. It could fit wide Harmony builds well. _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ I'm probably biased on city defense bonuses since I use a mod of my own design which both weakens city attack and practically removes the damage melee units take attacking them. I prefer cities to be things to be defended which grant some advantages, not the looming fortresses they can seem to be early game. __________________________________________________________ Nationalistic continues to be our greatest disagreement. Perhaps instead of directly enhancing Sponsor bonuses it could simply provide a different bonus for different sponsors, themed on their playstyle. I might try to brainstorm a list that feels balanced. ________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ A city specific, non-stacking 15% Science boost from Wonders feels tame enough in my opinion. __________________________________________________________ ______________________________ I worry that the new Diplomatic Capital from Specialists bonus may be too strong, though I don't know what to compare values to. Perhaps it could use the things it effects style scaling, with +1 Diplomatic Capital from Trader / Scientist and Engineer / all Specialists. It just seems like a resource that tends to have lower yield numbers, though I could be wrong. _______________________________________________________ The Cybernetic specialist bonus is scarily powerful, but probably fine with the high power level balance target. I think it needs to lose the -Unhealth though, the combination of the two bonuses is waaaay too much for one trait in my opinion. _________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ I like the idea of investing in Diplomatic Capital - its uses seem varied enough that it won't hit the "Culture for Culture" problem of the Knowledge tree where investments don't pay off in time. _____________________________________________________ Production to Food conversion could work somewhat as a cultural trait in an increasing move from natural bodies being a cultural movement. An Energy to Production conversion might also work somewhere to symbolize advanced robotics requiring power to function. ____________________________________________________________ There is currently an incomplete sentence in Developmental and at the bottom of the OP.