I haven't seen this discussed yet, so here goes: This German article speaks about the new way Great People will be handled. For those of you who don't know German: there is going to be a global pool of Great People that all civilizations draw from. And if you get, let's say, a Great Prophet, the cost of the next Great Prophet rises for all civilizations. Equally important: each Great Person is going to provide unique bonuses now instead of the same generic bonus for each type of GP. *** I am very excited for this: it is a great game mechanic to mimic the way civilizations try to attract talent. Yes, it's very symbolic and highly abstracted, but it sounds like it will be very immersive. Also: having each Great Engineer/Scientist/etc. be different and do something else will provide the game with a lot of character. Right now, Great People feel like little more than random bonuses. One thing I'm very curious about: will specific Great Prophets have founder beliefs tied to them now? I think it's very likely that it will be so. What do you guys think? EDIT since a lot of people only read the OP: I failed to mention that the article says you'll be able to straight up buy GP with gold and faith. So I think this will be a way to snatch that special GP if you don't have a chance to otherwise win the race.