Oh boy, here I go killing again. I just had some really mean AI in my last game, playing 12-20-1 up to Atomic I was playing a custom civ (Tlingit), who probably need to be nerfed, based on how I broke off from the pack so early. I liberated a city for a civ and they immediately backstabbed me. I recall Recursive put some hard limits on that behaviour, which is why I wanted to try it out, but maybe it was one of the things that was left out? Went Freedom, and with Urbanization up at 4, everything looks so good, I didn't know what to pick. I think Freedom really is in a good place now. I had a joint war declared on me right as I was opening up the ideology tree, so I picked Draft Registration first. Good lord, this thing should be tier 2. If I were Assyria I don't think I would choose any other tree for this tenet alone. being able to buy full XP units is insanely good. Is it just me, or are other people avoiding Engineer slots these days? The yields on Engineer specialists lag behind other slots, and don't really get much better. I was choosing between 7 merchant slots or 4Engineer slots, and that didn't seem right to me.