What is the best response? "We're sorry if this caused a divide between us." or "Get over it."? I haven't played Civ5 in awhile and just recently began again. In a current game as Arabia I've met Washington and Japan. Japan is pretty close to me, and I've managed to build a few cities near gems and gold resources. When Japan said my expansion worried them I told them the nuetral answer not "we'll build where we please." Not because I think I'd lose in a fight, but because I don't want to divert my attention and resources while establishing my empire. Theres a spot between our borders with good land AND gems, gold and iron just sitting there. So I made a city there. Now Japan, who remains guarded said I basically lied to them. Me, I'm thinking, "Dude, that stuff has been there for a few hundred years and you didn't claim it, what'd you think I was gonna do?" They settled in a different spot earlier. Dummy. But now I can see a war is in the future.