I am wondering how firaxis will make them tough and persistent enough to last for the whole game. I am severely skeptical due to how weak the barbarians in civ5 is. They cannot even raze a city to the ground nor capture! D= I have some guesses that they will have nests and that's it.. And plus, i've played pandora.. the natives in there is only somewhat tough until you get gauss equipment up and rolling then you will start to wipe them out very fast and easily basically at start of mechanization era. Could anyone who has played SMAC care enough to enlighten me please?