Well, second deity game finished, second loss (entirely of my own making, of course ), but what suspense! I have finally witnessed, for the first time, AI launching an exoplanet expedition and successfully completing it on turn 391. At least now I know AI is capable of it. And it wasn't the AI I originally thought it would be. Mongols got big in my game, and they were a tech leader and culture leader, with Brazil present in game too. They reached Mars first but then inexplicably they halted their progress and let Harald catch up and overtake them, launch exo first, win ISS on top of that and reach that distant planet before anyone else. As for me, despite getting a very desert and very fit for Mali start as Wilhelmina, I was doing kinda ok, but in a moment of folly I did not renew my friendship with my neighbouring Mongols. One mistake, and it proved to be fatal... they rolled me with cavalry. I lost like 4 cities to them, but at that point they lost interest in conquering me. I got two cities flip back to me and peaced out, other two revolted to Free Cities and stayed like this. Second dow, now I was facing their GDRs, having only tanks myself, but they did not do much during 10 turns and then I peaced out again. That was my second and last war, but the damage was done, science wrecked, massive ww, but I still managed get my old cities back, get to second place for CV with a few rock bands only, and was about to launch an exo myself. Mongol blitz, t224: Spoiler : 4 turns later: Spoiler : They could easily wipe me out of this landmass, but some 20 turns later I got a rather interesting peace: Spoiler : Another 100 turns or so and another war later, back to normal, if we don't count a few sunken tiles Spoiler : Someone's been busy: Spoiler : There were plenty of inter-AI wars, but not much to show in terms of territorial gains. No one got eliminated, if we don't count CS - only 3 survived out of 12. And one city of Pedro got nuked like 20 times by Alex, I lost count at some point. Alex must've been pooped upon by a pigeon during an earlier state visit to that city or something like that.