So I'm playing Gaul on Dramatic Ages and enjoying the run through so far. The Eubrones trait is very powerful especially in the early game. I typically play a peace-oriented game. My military is big enough to deter and defend against an aggressor. I take cities if the other Civ starts it and if the city location really helps me. If I can flip cities with culture, I take them for sure. In this game, I had Sparta spawn next to me. After a not-so-surprising declaration of a Surprise War on me by Gorgo, I wiped her off the map after absorbing her initial push and then taking all her cities because her military was gone and she couldn't hold up to my counter-strike. After the war, I noticed my diplomacy score per turn was a negative number. I had forgotten that one of the updates this year puts a significant per-turn penalty for possessing an enemy capital. I remember reading about it but frankly forgot about it because it doesn't come into my gameplay. Sparta was to my south and after eliminating her, no civs nearby in that part of the map. Suleman was to my North West. We were on friendly terms but Suleman was getting all he could handle from Shaka on his other border. My guess is because of the war with Shaka, there was little internal development going on. Suleman's cities start going into revolt, and I move my veteran army in to get some more experience and pick up some easy cities. Since they are Free Cities, no grievances so no problem in taking them. Suleman gets eliminated because Istanbul goes into revolt and becomes a Free City. I move in to take Istanbul and I'm pretty shocked to find I'm getting a second penalty for possessing a second capital. I understand why they put in a penalty for taking capitals but it doesn't seem right to get hit with one if the city flips to you or you take it as a Free City. I don't go for Domination Wins but it seems to me, with this new penalty, if you want to go for Domination, you just kiss diplomacy goodbye. I don't see how you maintain diplomacy points if you have more than one capital. It seems like if you are going to expand, you need to surround capitals, let them become Free Cities, and basically leave them as a city-state.