So I just won a domination game on Emperor, Standard, Continents, Small. My first domination on this difficulty. After a rough start I managed to eventually bulldoze my way to victory on turn 311 in the information era and ranked 6th with my score. I'm proud of this win. My leader was Suleiman whose ability is simply awesome for domination. Anyway, I noticed some behavior of the AI and I wanted to see if others had the same experience. 1) While at war with another civ, it seems that once the power difference between you reaches some gap and the civ decides it's hopeless for them, they seem to suddenly go suicide with the rest of their army. I mean they'll send their troops to execute meaningless attacks getting themselves killed. 2) Is the AI too trusting? When I see the AI starting to gather troops near my border, I don't ask questions and immediately assume I'm about to be attacked. The AI on the other hand, it seems no matter how large of an army I have near their border, if I tell them I'm merely passing by, it seems as though they'll take my word for it and won't bother sending units over in case I'm lying. (Spoiler: I was definitely lying). I'm considering the Real Strategy AI mod. Reading about and seeing many recommend it, it sounds great. Was wondering if I can expect the above behaviors to change? From others' experience, how different is the game really, with Real Strategy (Whether for a domination game or otherwise)?