I can't believe I've been playing this game since it was released and now I find a ridiculous flaw in it. I just tried to play a team game... OMG all players on a team combine their research together. They also share the effects of wonders. Who is the idiot who thought that up? I like to play an epic long game and it is impossible to do with teams as all research will be done in atleast half of the time or less. It is also impossible to take on a team of computer players by yourself as they will always outtech you. Now instead of teaming you could set it up so the AIs are always at war with you but then there is no diplomacy at all just constant battle. There should be an alliance option where players can be made to be allied but not teamed so each can take there own research paths and their own wonders as well. They can share LOS, go to war together, etc. but they should not share research. I am greatly dissappointed in this finding. The game has lost a game type that I am very interested in playing. I can win on both Immortal regularly and Deity sometimes. I play with no tech trading, aggressive AI, raging barbs, and on marathon setting. The game seems to have nowhere else for me to go. I would really have liked to play against the AIs all allied against me but not war all of the time.