I wonder if you could make war weariness depend on the alignment and the religion of the faction you're fighting. e.g. people will revolt if your fighting a fellow good reasonable leader who follows Junil's Code (Order), or a fellow wicked worshiper of the Ashen Veil, but war weariness will be much less if you're in an existential struggle against the evil hordes of Hyboream, or against those vicious fanatical designated-good Order thugs
Yeah something like this would be ideal, but im not even sure how to look at whats influencing current war exhaustion and much how to counter it other than a few buildings and forcing peace by various means. Like in my current game everytime the Bannor comes knocking all my cities immediately hop back with an extra -40+ unhappiness, and the only mitigation that'd even buy time at this point is swapping to despotism/nationhood, which would probably just tank my economy from a different direction? In a golden age so I can check how much swapping from +25% to -75% changes, but thank god you can slave rush the tower of mastery bc im so done with this lmao
Unrelated, but noticed AI Hyb not settling any more manes in his capital after 102 pop, but also not expanding to a second city or upgrading them so he's got hundreds of manes wandering about. Seems suboptimal, if nothing else making Despero a 1000 pop city with insane dozen+ unit multibuilds seems better than using them as chaffe.
edit: alright swapping to those two did compeltely get rid of them (though dropping sacrifice the weak just lead to mass starvation anyhow), just swapping from City State to Despotism cut down on the unhappiness to a much more managable -10 or so, though it does feel whack that the starting civic ends up being a must-run for any sufficiently late game with aggro AI.
edit2: it does also feel a bit off that you can't directly gold/whip buy your way through the Towers (or Altar), but you can with one step removed via slave trade. Dunno if there's an elegant fix for that, i'd be incredibly salty in an MP if someone did what I just did to the AI (rush out three towers in one turn, finish Mastery the next) lmao. It's not even particularly expensive for the late game either, especially if you ended up addicted to gambling house happiness like I was