@RealHuhn That sounds awful. What bugs me about the TR system is that, because it’s focused around individual trade routes, it’s almost impossible to get an overall view (or have an overall strategy) with routes. The first and second trade routes you get feel incredibly powerful; but it feels like a mess after that. I sometimes move all my routes to just one city, just so I can see what I’m doing. I agree with Victoria that international routes are best, but a few domestic ones can be handy too. But unless I put everything in one city, I find I’m just constantly just clicking whatever looks like the ‘best deal’, and find it impossible to think strategically. Sea Routes are also daft. They are categorically worse because they have such a higher risk of being pillaged, don’t create infrastructure (ie roads), and for all that, usually don’t give you anything extra vs. land routes. Sigh. Trade Routes are fine as is. There’s other stuff that needs more work. But, yeah, they could be better.