Its very strange. Somtimes there will be continuous wars, one after the other. But in other games there are periods of peace stretching a thousand years. Every civ should be modified at the game start to truly despise at least one other civ. Typically one that is close. Good examples include China & Japan, France & England, Spain & Aztecs and Arabia & all of Christendom. @Ronin228 is the ninja still not working? I was disappointed when it didnt work in 2.0. Thought they would have corrected it.