Sorry to dig this up but after a second expansion I can't help but wonder about two of my favourite features from CivIV still not being resurrected. 1. Vassalage. Remember how much fun it was to get revenge on a long-time rival by not killing him off completely but making him your puppet for the rest of the game? Using him as a buffer zone etc.. 2. Emerging nations. I loved it when you got to crack the rival civ in half and then there were like three chinese cities all of a sudden proclaiming themselves to be Maya and declaring independence... I mean the devs certainly could not have overlooked these things from the past games. But they decided not to include them. Any idea why?