I've noticed with this newer patch that the AI sure loves FAKE wars. At first I thought things were just weird, but after testing numerous times it just seems that when I bribe an ally to go to war, nothing really happens. Even when I get two players to go against someone they already dont like, they don't even bother taking a city. Oh they will send a few small bands of weak units for a skirmish here or there doing nothing much at all but a picknick, but there just isn't really any war. On the other hand, if an AI is bribed to attack me, well different story. Then I get hoards of units coming my way, and instead of taking little skirmishes, they will come and target my cities in a concentrated group and try to take those cities. Is this another attempt to just make monarch harder, or is this adjusted on all levels to make things even harder for the human player? Take my last game for example, Rosevel was stuck between two AIs, of a different religion, and crowding them. I bribed both of them for over 1000 years to attack him, and yet they never even bothered to take one single city! The only time I see an AI taking over another AI's cities is when a natural war arises between them.