then why does the AI still have them everywhere like in Civ 3? (And Civ 2..) I have been arguing for a long time that different leaders, different nations and different cultures should promote contrasting styles of play, not just the same ones. This should be especially true in the pre-modern era. When I look around to the lands of the AI and see exactly the same building patterns it really depresses me. This game would be much better if when, you visit another country, it actually looked like you were visiting a different country with a different leader and thus, naturally, a different style of play not just "roads everywhere and anywhere" Since there is no built-in advantage to doing so like in Civ 3, I don't see why the AI continues to do this.