Now that they added walls to CS's (though for whatever reason not below immortal) it seems like early envoys are a better investment than before. Now, I know certain users have put out early Amani for a long time but come to think about it becoming Suzerain is basically 10g/turn which is kinda big early game since the AI purchases favor like mad in addition to whatever the suzerain bonus actually is. This is doubly true should you meet a CS first. Of course this is somewhat artificial because the AI will pay so much gold for it. I had a Sweden game where my gpt was crap but I just kept selling my favor. I mean it's totally broken.... Just kidding. This picture actually has nothing to do with anything.This gold is almost all from "Pop Star" for Rock Bands which netted 100k; because I let it play continuously. Sure the game is already over, but those are just details. But it is true that most of the gold before that came from selling favor.