My dear friends! I'd be curious about your opinion! It is known fact that Religion in VP is really strong (and I think that's perfectly fine), being the head of a Religion - especially if it's well spread - is even stronger (perfectly fine), and on top of that, a ton of extra votes in the World Congress. And this latter is what I'm having some concerns with. In my current game, Inca has 11 votes, 8 from that from Religious Authority. Spain has 5, 4 from which Religious Authority. Those without a founded and a well spread Religion, 1-2 (as in Renaissance era you don't get the extra votes from CS Allies yet, but even later this is a huge advantage). I think this creates an unproportionally enormous advantage to an already strong player / AI. Also, I think Diplomacy should has its own dimension, and not influenced this heavily by another gameplay element (should be influenced, but maybe less). But this is purely my subjective opinion, and I'd be interested in your opinion!