If there is already life present, terraforming is an incredibly evil thing to do. You are displacing and probably destroying life on a massive scale. The only terraforming that makes sense to me come from the Infernal, Illian and D'Teshi civs. I think it suits them well, and these are pretty much three of the most evil civs out there. How does the Malakim turn their lands into desert? Does the rain just never fall near a Malakim city? And for that matter, does it rain all the time near Cualli and Mazatl cities? The Lizards like the jungle, it stands the reason they would want more of it. But the Malakim doesn't necessarily like the jungle any more than the Dioviello like the Tundra. It was just the lot they were given and they have adapted well to it. RiFE comes with such a good mapscript that gives civs with terrain advantages a nice chunk of land to their liking. All of that is wasted. I once played a small game as the Sidar vs. the Illians, Malakim, D'Teshi and Cualli races. By turn 250 the whole map outside my territory was one of four colors. Agreed. I really think this event should only trigger once per civ per game. Agreed.