Yeah XP failing would send the wrong message. TBS games already have a thin market and 2K isn't exactly the most financially 'rich' developer out there. They're always one failure of their bread and butter Grand Theft Auto franchise from failing entirely. So the failure XP of a genre that is considered to be niche will just send 2k to developing something else. Civ is the only 4X TBS game out there that is getting the kind of polish and budgets usually reserved to mid-tier 'FPS shooters'. It's sincerely sad that people would even hope for failure of a game like this. If you don't enjoy Civ5, continue supporting the franchise by playing Civ4 on steam so 2K can log and see your activity.