World Maps should be available to trade in the mid renaissance era at the latest. Gameplay-wise, I would prefer trading world maps to be available in late-medieval, early-renaissance era. It seems stupidly bizarre to me that world maps can’t be traded until late industrial era (which is late 18th to mid 19th century) AI should value world maps on a standard map at 1000 gold max. My memory might be deceiving me, (I am sanctioned in my current game, so I can’t check) but it seems insane that the AI values world maps at tens of thousands of gold. I could understand that on Giant maps, but not on standard and especially on small maps, that is an unreasonable amount of gold for a world map. Year progression should be modified. With the new balance encouraging production over science and preventing scientific snowball, I usually don’t research writing until 100-200 AD. It’s a petty thing, especially since these changes could upset Mayan balance, but it feels weird to me when I’m in the year 1945 and it’s not even the modern era. The modern era, for context, is from mid 19th century to the turning of the century. Also, I dislike Open Door WC proposals. I’m not sure if they’re balanced, but they just feel unfun, because it encourages WC snowballing (WC members gang up on the weakest members and Open Door all of their CS allies. Losing CS allies means you can no longer make proposals to WC, which means you can’t repeal it).