That is because Civilization V vainilla IS a bad game and sucks donkey gonads. Sorry folks, but I am getting pretty tired of the videogaming industry selling half made games with no prior testing as if they were fully finished games, then hoping to mend their shortcoming trought patches and / or DLC. Civilization V Gods & Kings is, however, an entertaining game. Civilization V: Brave New World is the bee's knees and a helluva Civilization entry. You should seriously buy the expansion.