Hey guys, I'm wondering your opinion on a way that I sometimes play cultural victories especially on the higher difficulties. Do you think that my method is considered an exploit to the game mechanics, or instead good tactics? I will turn on raging barbarians and build a small army of archers and warriors. Once I find an encampment, I will surround the encampment with my archers and kill all the barbs that spawn (usually one every couple of turns with raging) and soak up the cultural bonus with the Honor Tree opening. I'll build another scout and find the next nearby encampment, and do the same thing. After a while, I'll have most camps surrounded and will be collecting hundreds of culture very early on in the game. When my units need upgrading, I'll send them back one by one to keep the culture coming. Also, I will declare war on a nearby city state as soon as I find them, and keep units around the perimeter. I never actually capture the city, I simply keep killing its units and hitting the city for the XP. Unlike barbarians, city states have no limit to how much experience you can gain - and very quickly you will have an extremely experienced force on your hands. Do you consider these methods exploits, or simply tactics to win the game at any cost?