i bought PTW last weekend and ivealready played two games and i won them both (space victory each time). i noticed that the AI has become more reasonable in relation to trades. no more of this "i'll give you one worthless tech(like free artistry and the wonder is already built) for 500 GPT and half your cities". also i notice that the civs have more amusing things to say, this has made the game a tad more fun. i cant auto bombard. WHY? when i take a city all ships/aircraft dont crash and burn. why did this animation go away? when i go from age to age why doesnt the music change? why doesnt that city morphing screen pop up? this is a tad annoying. if i reload the game later (after i go eat dinner or something) the music that plays fits the age i'm in but wont change if i play the game straight through. there seems to be a bug in the tech as well. the other civs will be in modern age but free artistry and music theory tech are still showing up in the list of techs. i know they arent exactly needed but can you go to the next age without researching them now? i just thought this was strange when the other civs were wanting my world map free artistry and fission(im using this tech as an example) to trade world maps or luxuries. the AI is smarter in battle and battles are more realistic (no tanks being taken down by spearmen yet! ) but battles are more challenging and you stand a better chance at losing battles with the civil defense improvement. speaking of improvements i like the civil defense improvement (i have yet to have a city come under siege anyway) and i like the stock exchange. i find that ican make more money and rely less on other civs for my income. i also find that making money in general is easier and you are less prone to going broke. i like the inter net wonder but i dont notice much difference before and after building it. i LOVE the accelerated start up feature. the new units are pretty cool although i find guerillas to be worthless ONLY if you cant get rubber and even then they are good only as a temporary fix until you take another civs city with rubber in it borders. they should bumped their A and D up to 8 each but thats just me. i LOVE the news civs, korea is SO easy to wipe out its not even funny! the mognols are just like the zulu, stupid and war like. spain is pretty good and the ottomans and charthaginians are worthy opponents. arabia isnt too bad but the irish are push overs IMO. the vikings arent too bad. i find it easier to win my games and i like that, there are new challanges and the new units and improvements definitely keep your governors busy building things through out the game. over all i find the game more enjoyable to play even though there are more options, commands, units, improvements etc in the game. at first i thought it was too busy but now i dont think it is, i think its just right. there are some bugs but overall i think the 30 bucks i spent were worth it. its made the game so much more fun over all. i think PTW improves upon the game and i know the bugs can be annoying but they will make patches for these problems so i'm not overly concerned about any bugs i'm running into as long as nothing crashes, if anything does THEN i will be a tad miffed. i didnt get this for the MP part of it, i wanted the extra civs, improvements, unts, etc. so far im pretty darn happy with it all things considered.