This. (wonder completion being game-dependent.) The AI was very agressively building Wonders in my first game. I restarted (not because of missing wonders, because of the damn Aztecs overrunning me while I still only had one city) and managed to build a few key Wonders, including the Great Libarary. (On Deity, both games.) Small sample size, still. These numbnuts have started right next to me on both my games so far, I'm glad you're enjoying them, I'm starting to seriously dislike them. Odd that they declared war so soon in my first game, I didn't really have a weak military nor was I expanding towards them. <shrug> I can see how their culture points would really pay off, I'm getting a significant boost from Barbarian culture even as a "normal" civ. (Playing as Songhai, hunting them for the money, but the little blue "6" floating up is nice, too.) These guys (stoopit Aztecs) are #1 on my hit parade now that I've got an infrastructure set up, by the way.