Hi all, Been playing for few years, have some observations I wanted to discuss with you folks, especially regarding games on higher/highest difficulties. We've all seen a snowballer in a game - but how often did you guys see a snowballer who, in the end, actually crumbles under its own weight? In my experience, it never happens. Once snowballing starts, the civ just grows and grows - with the domination being the easiest example. It just devours city after city, grows to cover half of the continent and nothing bad can ever happen to it. Even, in most recent versions, if it suffers from the bad happiness occasionally, it does nothing to meaningfully hinder it. Eventually there is no point in playing, unless you randomized victories and maybe you want to see if you can get a shot on f.e. diplomacy one. I was thinking that maybe some sort of mechanism should be thought of; the one that eventually puts REAL struggle to the overblown empires. We've all seen it in the history - overextension leading to disintegration. Something that could still make it worthwhile to try to play a game with a snowballer? Just thinking aloud. Or maybe I am alone in my experiences and this is not an issue at all? What do you guys think?