I'm considering turning on the Apocalypse mode for my next game, which I have always refrained from doing. Conflicting thoughts come to my mind: It may add some challenge towards the end of the game and make it more difficult to sustain a victory condition... ... however it may turn victory into a mostly RNG fest... ... and anyway I rarely hit Phase III of Climate Change before I win on Deity, so what are the odds of reaching Phase VII and of this having any impact?... ... O wait, there is the Soothsayer which may actively add some new strategies... ... but with this special unit, as with H&L or SS, the AI is probably incapable of effectively using it, giving me once more the edge? What is your experience, what are your thoughts? Do you use it, does it add any fun and more especially some challenge to the game?