So, I think we can all agree that since BNW Tradition has become the favorite policy tree for just about everyone. Why? BNW tends to favor building tall over building wide and everyone has come to realize that Tradition has more to offer in the long run. I for one believe the two trees are relatively balanced with one providing different but not inferior/superior benefits. The reason that most prefer tradition is because it is simply easier to use and benefit from. If you don't know what you're doing Liberty can be a total train wreck. I do however believe that Tradition is slightly stronger and Liberty needs a small buff. Liberty falls short in the gold category. When you look at Tradition it gives you 4 free monuments which is 4 gold per turn and +1 gold for every two citizens in your capital. Let's say you happen to have a 12 pop capital which is relatively easy to acquire. This means Tradition is giving you a total of 10GPT as well as 6 Happiness. Tradition also gives more happiness from every 10 citizens but I'm focusing on Monarchy here and how OP it is. Liberty has a free golden age from its finisher but let's face it, that doesn't add up to anything compared to 10+ GPT for the entire game. What I believe Liberty needs is some gold bonus to help out. A really good addition would be +1 gold per city connected to your capital in addition to the happiness bonus that meritocracy provides. Assuming that Liberty has 7 cities which is not very easy to obtain, you would get 7GPT from liberty. This IMO would make Liberty more on par with Tradition because Monarchy is pretty OP right now, providing massive amounts of gold and happiness. Now Honor and Piety on the other hand both need complete and total overhauls to be even remotely usable in a competitive nature. Those two, I don't even know where to begin, they are so horribly under powered.