If you ever felt bad for not having someone else to share your amazing moments in this game, but also don't want the constant anxiety that is inherent to Player vs Player matches, you should really try to create some COOP lobbies. I have done that the past days and the experience couldn't be better: AI is actually functional (contrary to Civ V online AI); TEAMS are well balanced. Things like shared culture, shared religion, shared Diplomatic points; No toxicity; No quitters so far; Social aspect; Noob friendly; Skilled player friendly; Crazy combo strategies; Challenging starts; Laughs; Real alliances; Meaningful trades; New friends on Steam; People willing to save games and continue them the other day; No pressure to min-max; No pressure towards mistakes; The list goes on. TBH, I think that games like civ, RTS, etc, which you put so much investment into, are all made to be played with COOP mode. Much less frustration. Much more happiness. Anyone up to start a COOP community?