This is not a complaint on my part, but merely an observation. I recently completed a game that was quite satisfying (as they all are), but won the game due to a game mechanic that was unintentional, but surely would be considered an exploit. I haven't seen this discussed, but sorry if it has. ** I am merely writing this out so other people will be aware of the potential exploit and can avoid it if they desire.** As the Ljosolfar (Thessa) I was moving along nicely. I was at the top of the leaderboard but behind the 2nd place Calabim in techs and they had a few nicer/stronger units than I did. [side discussion: the AI Calabim are pretty good at building vamps but suck at building vamp lords. They build way TOO MANY vamps and then only level them up a few small levels instead of building a few vamps and leveling them up drastically. - end side] Anyway, we went to war and after about 5-6 turns I saw them moving some of their big guns in and I was going to have trouble with them. So... I did my world spell and my ents fought for 3 turns. I did fine, but I knew that soon my ents would be gone and I'd be back to fighting Agares Beasts and other fell units that would make the fight difficult. So, I spoke with Alexis about a peace treaty. Not only did she offer peace but she offered to capitulate and she had 3 other civililzations vassalized under her already!!! That was game over. I said yes and the game ended the next turn with a domination. So, I started looking at the reason for this (I should have done this before saying yes to her capitulation) and realized that my power on the power meter had gone off the charts when the ents entered the game. So, as soon as they left the world, my power would reduce again and chances are that she would not have surrendered so easily. She was really afraid of me in my current state, but didn't realize the next turn I would be "normal" again. The short of this is that if you are the Ljosolfar and you do your world spell, I think it might be an exploit to ask the rest of the world to become your vassal during that time period. The AI just isn't good enough to allow for that factor in their decision process. The second decision might be to never use that Vassal option, I normally play with it off but thought I would try it again this game, just as a variation. Not sure I've ever posted on this particular board, but wanted to throw out a huge thanks to the whole crew for the best mod I've ever played. I was really into the Double Your Pleasure mod for Civ3, but think this one is even better. THANKS!