I have a heroic age. I have Amani - the diplomat governor - with her -2 loyalty within 9 tiles upgrade. I have Victor the castellian not upgraded in another city. Victor is 4 tiles from an opponents city and Amani is also 4 tiles away in the other direction. He has 1 city 5 tiles away. Nothing is happening - the opponent city is losing no loyalty whatsoever. It is possible, looking at era scores, that they have a golden age. I on the other hand had a dark age just prior and was losing loyalty hand over fist. Surely there should be some effect on them, however small. I have played quite a few games and continually see an uneven bias towards opponents when according to the rules I should be affecting them and not vice versa. Am I missing something or is this just another example of civ cheating?