I'm in the middle of my third Civ V game and was hoping to peacefully expand and go for a victory type something other than domination/conquest (my first two games ended in conquest wins, one on Prince and the second on King). This game is an emperor/pangaea game (playing an archipelago map alerted me to the AI's serious pathing issues with embarking and weakness in waging naval wars), and although I try to just build and be peaceful, I've been in wars from the beginning with three separate AIs. Babalyon, England, and Russia all declared on me (thankfully at separate times) and I assume it's simply because I was weaker than them. Through three wars I've amassed some crack troops and quite an army and taken two capitals, which only makes me want to continue and hurry to yet another domination win. Siam has taken out France so sitting back and being cultural doesn't seem like an option. Which begs the question... when/what could I have done to avoid this fate? When WON'T the AI attack you on higher difficulty? Should I just play defense and let them come at me all the time? The question of boredom is a whole other topic... just endlessly clicking next slowly accumulating culture or science seems far more boring then moving/planning wars. I'm thinking this Civ is the most war-friendly Civ thus far, which isn't what I was hoping for.