I bought BNW and my friend did too, so we could play multiplayer together. Not against each others. So the AI is important. I read the AI in multiplayer is very dumbed down and that is how I feel too. Normally in single player, immortal is challenging and sometimes I win, sometimes not. But I am far behind in tech and military for a large part of the game. In multiplayer I quickly catch up. And military wise, AI is weak. No carpets. And together with the bad teching, walk over. I play Immortal. He plays King, or Prince. Is there any way to make it more challenging for me (guess I could go deity?) and maybe he should go higher? Though it would be hard with the penalties for him. Did anyone ever look into the code and find out how the AI skill is in multiplayer? Same as lowest player skill? Always a certain level? This is no fun, feels like we're only playing vs the happiness handicaps.