This whole thread is a huge overreaction. Like another poster said if 500 gold or +10 happiness will auto-win you the game, then you need to move up. I understand Slowpoke is exceptional and plays on Diety already so I guess for a player like that any "player advantage" would be seen as bad. But the VAST majority of players on this forum are probably at the king-emp level, and the VAAAAAST majority of players that do no post on any forum are probably lower than that and are happy to get these advantages. It will be fun. This talk about Fraxis catering to "those people" is a very silly thing to say. The people who visit a forum and study the game are not the majority of players. We are of course no less important, but it's easy to see 70% of the forum up i arms. But I think if you look at the entire civ playing population most of them are happy to get "treasures" like these. Third, the games these do appear, they will appear in an AI's border 90% of the time actually making the game harder for you (even Slowpoke!). And it also gives you an excellent and enjoyable incentive to go to war with a particular civ to get control! I would love that. I would fight a war over-seas just to get the fountain. It would also be a great thematic event in my game. I would declare war with someone on my quest to get the fountain. Then I would send a huge army all the way there, have a big bloody slog fest, screw up my economy, murder millions and finally i have it. And then I can be left alone in the darkness screaming "BUT AT WHAAAAAAAT COOOOOOOST!!!" I love it.