i'm interested in warlords since some parts sound very cool. but, i tend to enjoy the builder type of play more than the warmongering, and it seems to me that warlords is even more leaning toward warmonging than vanilla. i know that if i don't like warlords i can uninstall the whole thing and just install vanilla back. but, in SMAC there was a choice when you started the game, you could play vanilla SMAC or SMAX, you weren't locked into expansion play once you installed it. is that the case for Warlords? i'm sure i'll try it anyway, and my husband is intrigued by warlords. we play by LAN sometimes, always cooperatively since i'd be stressed if he tried to beat me into the ground. if he does like warlords and i don't, could we still play multiplayer that way, or would he have to have two installs, one vanilla for us to MP and one vanilla+warlords for when he wants to play single player? thanks for any help you can give me. gosh i love this civfanatics!!! the other night i wasn't tired and stayed up *all* night, didn't even start the game, just reading here, and following various links. it's a bad addiction for sure.