I've recently rolled Portugal and I've enjoyed the Feitorias, and the trade route mechanics that come with them. Overall, I think the mechanics synchronise well, but it lacks power and could do with a boost. The UA part of the package I find the most underwhelming. Admittedly, I'm getting quite a few GG/GA from them, but the yields side of it is poor. The mechanic is much more preferable to the Ottoman yields on completion version, but could still do with a boost. Either add an additional yield (preferably culture as I find Portugal really culture light) or boost it by 33%/50%. The Feitorias could do with some UI help too. I play with EUI and I know with Austria I get a little icon on the right hand side next to each CS with which I'm Diplomatically Married. Is there any way to have this ported over to Portugal too so I can see at a glance who has and who needs a Feitoria. Also, can the CS or other AI pillage and/or destroy my Feitorias by building over them? I'd also love to see Feitorias having the canal-like ability that you get from Forts that someone above mentioned. As a Civ that feels totally depending on the sea with a naval UU and a coastal UI, I think that it needs to really dominate a sea start even more. If it is do be a sea dominant Civ, I think it needs to up its ante and double (increase its power over the ocean) or quit (and become more generic). I prefer the first option. At the moment, I feel it is lags both England and Netherlands on a sea start. Either give it an extra trade route at every other era (representing or make the Feitoria's boost all coastal tiles even more.