I don't know what the last patch did to the A.I, but now most civs don't even have an empire by the Renaissance period. It's 1400 in my game, and almost every civ has placed maybe 3-4 cities, MAX, on a LARGE map. What the hell? There's huge swaths of land open, and none of them both to expand at all. They just sit there, declaring war on each other. This never happened before the patch. Anybody else get the same problem? Hell, Persia hasn't even placed more than 2-3 cities in any of my games. This is annoying.