Not my words but ominously in the patch stream... Warmongering was always the elder brother of diplomacy and the same can now be said that grievances have come along. Grievances bring along a whole new set of mechanics but also are embedded in diplomacy which is still alive and well under the hood. Things do seem to have been quietly changing in the area, for example gifting a civ 100 gold would give you 10 diplomacy points decaying 1/turn but that has been changed to 1 every 2 turns. So have you ever cared about diplomacy? Any thoughts on the very clear "diplomacy is a Skill" sign in the stream?