So, I've posted in a few threads and mentioned that the AI is now overly aggressive against city states. This thread is not about that. It's about another apparent change, one that's not bad. I've found it harder to stay ahead in tech and culture than in vanilla and just attributed it to the research cost increase for techs/civics of advanced eras... In my second game I had the Zulu as my neighbor, and after they tried to attack a city state I thought "No more Mr Nice Guy" and took them out as one does (which is probably always a good idead with the Zulu). Now look what I found when I took Ulundi: Spoiler : I don't think I've ever seen such good district placement from the AI. The distance from the city tile also suggests that Shaka bought some tiles just to build the Campus there. Also, Shaka has one of the coolest final messages when you defeat him. "You may have ended my reign, but I will live on in your nightmares."