"Spy missions can no longer be performed in cities of a player you have an Alliance with." It does not surprise me in de slightless. FXs is focusing a ton of the changes in balances for multiplayer. I see this update as something pretty much like the DF penalty for owning capitals, is a hard punishment that restricts all players in exchange for hopefully reduce the abusive behavior of some multiplayer ones. As with the DF penalty, i disgree with this change. But lets be honest, at least there is more real world justification behind this one, and is also less restrictive to the average player.