Alright, hold on everyone! First, Dio's spread belief is much weaker than Unis...but it does have better yields imo, so I think they are comparable. Second, my post was more my own bragging rights (as it was something I had never done before), but it was an incredibly expensive faith operation. Compared to just getting more GP, was it worth it? I actually don't think so, and I don't think the beliefs need a nerf. Remember, this particular game was one where I completely steamrolled the AI, I had almost double the score of the next AI. I think in more comparable circumstances I would never have pulled this off. On spies...again I think the new mechanic is fine just a little bit too strong. A small reduction in the influence boost is all it needs. Bite...keep in mind that the AI prod bonuses to diplo units was removed recently. That has led to a pretty significant reduction in how high the influence of various CS has gotten, so I feel that you already got your wish there.