It's doomed. At least for me. Don't feel like playing CiV and that's usually the end of any game. Which is a shame though since I played previous versions much and much more. This game, after 2-3 wins I called it quits. Been playing other games now, and since they are actually fun to play I think I'll stick with those and see how CiVI will turn out (won't pre-order it though). But somewhere I'm still hoping for a CiV beyond the sword or something simular that will make this game fun again. Not holding my breath though.