I have read that any warmonger diplomatic penalty you've incurred diminishes by 5 each turn. I assume that's for standard speed. Does that mean 2/3 * 5 rounded to 3 per turn on epic and 1/3 * 5 rounded to 2 per turn on marathon? Also, I have read contradictory reports of whether you get penalties with civs you haven't met yet. The more recent stuff says you don't. Is that correct? I have almost no experience with aggressive play. I tried it a few times many games ago and found it impractical both strategically and for real-world time consumption. But I'm thinking of giving it another try. Even though I now play on Immortal and it was on way back on Prince that I decided it was impractical.