I saw someone do a poll on this before, and I am really feeling them on it now. I bought this game wednesday and here it is saturday afternoon and I havent been able to fix this game. I am giving Firaxis until Monday to release either a patch or a date of when they are going to fix these issues. I can't believe I have been duped into paying to beta test their game. I am getting pissed and stressed when I mess with it so I have decided to wipe my hands of this whole thing, as if it was a joke cause it is. If by Monday I see no change, I am through with it and will go play Civ 3. If they make me do this, I will wait till the price drops to 20 or 30 bucks again, personally. That way any fixes will be made on my disc itself, just incase I need to reinstall I dont have to patch crap up again. I hand you all the gold star for putting in the effort but I cant see myself working my tail off to fix my current problems to be able to play a make-shift game that I payed 60 bucks for. That's why I have made this poll, I am wondering with the current state of the game if opinions have changed and such. I personally would rather have 60 bucks in my pocket than a shabby game brought out in the name of my favorite title. The game may be the greatest yet, if it is I will see in about 6 months. hehe. I actually am a patient person but I am more patient with my money in my pocket.