Hello, I struggle to understand the bonuses the AI gets from time to time, they seem like cheats and didn't happen in the previous version of the game. Surely there is an explanation but I can't figure it out and I got about 1k hours in this game. The difficulty is Diety so I don't mind cheats (if that's what they are) but I would like to understand them in order to deal with and prepare for them. I encountered multiple in this game against the war horny Pericles (why is he always so aggressive?) It started with him simply ignoring movement costs from hills and I cant seem to find any of the natural wonders that give this bonus so where is this coming from? Or is it a change from an update I have missed?. It started in the first war so there are no policy cards that could have influenced it either. My next point is the teching. I don't mind being ruthlessly outteched but I don't see a consistency compared to the other AIs. This happens in most games so it must be something I am missing. Pericles showed up with armies of modern armors, suggesting he is pretty deep in the tech tree, the other civs are still in the industrial era except for Montie who is in the modern era. I just don't understand how Pericles is crushing his AI companions so badly when they have a lot more science than him per turn. Again please don't take this as a whine thread. I dealt with the early attacks and I will deal with Pericles late game (hello bombers). I am just trying to understand the AIs better. Another point is how some just do it all, Pericles always built units, almost all the wonders, most cities, etc. But I guess that could come down to good lands and snowballing, it's just sad that early game investment into military doesn't have any consequence for the AI.