I've read through much of the user manual for Civ5. Corruption doesn't seem to be part of the game anymore. And neither is city loyalty. As for the game itself, I haven't played enough to make any conclusions. So some questions: 1. Distance from capital doesn't matter anymore? If I build colonies at the far corners of the map, they would be just as efficient as the cities at my mainland? 2. Capturing an enemy city... if I annex it, it will be just as efficient as any city that I own? No penalties for the fact that it's populated by people from a nation I'm at war with? I don't recall reading about rebellions and resistances on the user manual.