Same as CDZ thread but without the spam My thoughts are its very open usually people dance around facts for the first few messages before getting down to buisness. So either they pre determined they would cozy up to the first civ they found or saw it was us and figured it would be better for them to be our friends. Some of the info is not especially useful (like that we are in the south) the resource info is. It confirms my thoughts on why we have less land (clams vs wheat) So this is where i'll open it up for your input; Should we match the openess of info or hold back a little more? Resource trade is a definate possibility, is it worth persuing? Should we give them some info on the map and contacts (or lack of)? Anything else that comes to mind.. I also got a PM from earthling, i've sent one back saying we recieved the message and will be replying shortly.