Some people have mentioned lower tech pace. Some people have mentioned faster AI expansion. Some have mentioned better AI land and naval war abilities. I was just wondering if people with the game could post in some detail about how the AI operates in BtS (please post skill level or if you are referencing xml/code that is fine). My thinking was that if the AI got less bonuses that they would expand slower, but reports of faster AI expansion seems counter-intuitive to me. Does this mean they are chopping settlers??? Does it mean they are using slavery better? Someone said the AI is no longer defending primarily with archers. I think this is GREAT and will greatly nerf axerushing (and quechua rushing!!!). Warlords threw some shocks at me when I started to play in terms of AI behaviour. Specifically, I was shocked at how many units the AI would pump in its capital during war. What new tricks am I likely to face and how can I expect the AI to behave in terms of expansion, teching, and warfare?