From the other thread I had about how comical it is to call deity (their description) a setting for "the best in the world", a few people asked to post save games. So I thought I'd not only post save games but save them before each Civ is wiped out and on each major map type (pangea, continents, archi, etc.) I've done them all so far, easily, except pangea is now taking forever to finish! England has half the map and I have the other half but for some reason, the turn lag is SO slow I can't finish. That and I'm so bored of the game it's pretty much done for me. And I normally didn't complain about the turn lag. It's sad for the state of what other games can do today, but it was bearable...barely. Why does turn lag get worse on pangea (and somewhat worse on deity in general)? The AI makes NO decisions differently than any other level - they just start with 40 times the resources and hence are more aggressive. Name one thing you've noticed while being "the best in the world" that is any different than the beginner level, other than resources? It's like selling people a computer chess simulation and and having the difficulty levels remove your men (or give the AI opponent more men) instead of *gasp* causing it to actually play better. I feel I've got my hours worth before shelving this game but it's almost embarassing and criminal with the product they released. If I wasn't so lazy, I'd probably write some certified letters and make sure I got a refund (or, like I did once with one company - long story - filed in small claims and they quickly offered me MUCH MUCH more than I ever dreamed of to make me and the bad PR go away). Not ask for a refund because the game sucks so bad - others were as bad, but don't advertise it as being something it's not. It just insults our intelligence. I really feel bad for the people who bought this and hated everything else I could at least stomach - but the AI is comical. And no patch will fix it without 'cheating' or cause it play differently. I now feel all the hate everyone else had on week 1 but have since moved on. Definitely adding both the dev and publisher to my list of "do not buy again or wait until feedback shows it's a top 10 game."