One would think that this lovable peacenik Asoka would be a great competing civ, as he is not apt to get angry enough at you to start a war and destroy your grand schemes. Yet based on the events of two recent game I now feel the need to attack him SOON after meeting him. It seems that NO ONE is ever upset at Asoka and he is never upset at anyone else so he is always able to concentrate on everything BUT war. Last night as I destroyed my 3rd CIV going for a domination victory, I saw the message that Asoka has completed his first spaceship part at around 1890 or so. Whoa! I was MANY years away from rocketry and had been concentrating on war research. After the cultural borders expanded from the last civ I destroyed, I was only sitting at 45% of the map and at the rate he was pumping out ship parts, I wasn't going to be able to eliminate another civ in time. I thought of attacking him but by the time I found him he had enough modern armor that I didnt bother. (I generally avoid modern war because the turns take forever) Another game I played with two continents, he had a whole continent to himself and won with only 8 cities. Granted, in both of these cases I *SHOULD* have had a better idea of where he was at. Sometimes I dont pay attention to the messages flying by and I should have explored more to find out where he was, though last night he was totally on the opposite side of the map and no one would give me open borders. As of now, I see Asoka as being the most dangerous CIV in the game. Has anyone else had experience with "Asoka's Cakewalk"?