I've been dabbling with FFHII since .16 and just recently dled .21f. The Armageddon counter is a nice touch...as are the rather shocking side effects. Six continents, Huge, Cold climate, low sea level, marathon. Three civs were obliterated by the barbs by turn 75. Almanchier started on my continent and I thought we might get along...until the Leaves began spreading to my Runes loving Lurchip. He was way behind in tech and soon was absorbed by the wood golems. I found it ironic the tool of his destruction was the substance he so cherished, albeit magically animated. I'm content to tech and send my Caravels around. Turn 1007 comes around...and AV hasn't been founded. The dark elves founded OO about 100 turns ago, with Jonas and the Illians biding their time I suppose. The Arm counter continues to climb and hits 40 at turn 1007. I had no idea 40 was a magic number, and much to my dismay my cites are starving and angry. Now, everyone has a -2 modifier toward me for "You're destroying the world!" I'm not certain what I've been doing to anger the world. I know destroying cities increases the counter, but I've only had to axe one elf city in my conquest. If destroying Barb cities raises the counter...this game will get very warm. Anything I can do to lower the counter? The Illians have Ragnarok so that doesn't help.