How useful will these Tradition policies be after the changes from the patch? The bonus from Tradition will be 50% faster growth in the capital. The bonus from Landed Elite will be 2/3 reduction of culture requirement for border growth. Interestingly this change fits with the idea of a landed elite since it facilitates border growth. The bonus from Monarchy will be +1 gold per 2 population in the capital. It appears that Military Tradition and Discipline are both receiving nerfs as will the Liberty bonus and the bonus from Meritocracy. If one plays with the new default rules about selecting a policy once a new selection is available (no saving of policies) then how will the Tradition tree fare? Would it be of much use on large maps? How much will the anti-spawn close proximity cities across the globe changes impact the situation with the early policies? Relying more on large cities apparently will be relatively more useful than previously. Still, how useful are capital only bonuses? The bonuses definitely are better than before though.