I'd like to see the AI trade a little smarter in the future. Now, they will: Always offer ALL the gold they have, for any stinking old tech Always offer ALL extra gold per turn they have, for a resource (or am I wrong?) It would be more fun if they tried to haggle, based on their personal trading capabilities. When the player tries to get a higher price, he might succeed, if the price is reasonable, or even earn a minus in the AIs regard of him - like "-1 : You tried to rip me off!". This will make trading a much harder game of balance, and will be different with different AI's! Same would go for when the AI tries to sell YOU something... Another thing about trading and war : Tributes. What's the reason for the AI to pay you a tribute, when you can attack immediately after that anyway? With multiplayer - with real people - it would lower the players trust in you, but does it happen with the AI? Sometimes they are even more stupid - Russia attacked me right after paying me a rather hefty tribute! That gold made the war easier to win!