I feel like threads like this need to start including saves, screenshots, or best yet, a twitch/youtube video of a recent game. Like I believe you, you stomped Deity, but how far did you go to do so. Is it with specific civs, specific victory condition, specific map settings, or specific opponents. What Game speed do you play on. Do you do any restart fishing? Do you do any sort of save skumming/pre exploring of your map? How far do you push diplomacy and trading? How far do you go to exploit any tactical weaknesses of the AI? Pillaging/Plundering? List goes on. Like this isn't meant to downplay anyone achievements, if you bent the AI to your will, that's still very good, but if you just go "It's too easy" but offer nothing constructive on how you did so in your most recent game, it be pretty difficult for the thankless guy working on the AI to improve. Give them something to work on. Reminds me when I was trying to learn things to improve my CiV game and I loaded up some guys Deity playthrough, and he Stole a settler and 2 workers, was constantly doing lump sum trades even with people he was planning on going to war, would use his workers to bait out the ranged units of the AI, and one game he suspiciously settled on turn 5 after moving to an out of sight range Natural Wonder. Like he wasn't exploiting, and I did learn some other turn order optimizations, but some of it was sorta pointless since I wasn't going to start playing that way. I don't know if this is exclusive to this patch since I didn't much like Apoc mode, but I noticed the AI is better at using siege units defensively or to just shoot down attackers, however there's definitely some broken stuff involving Secret Societies that powercreep the game, like I'm playing a Work Ethics, Tundra Faith Voidsinger Russia, and that's been pretty damn strong. It's refreshing and a lot of fun thought.