Hello and sorry for such a strong words but the AI is really useless. Monarch difficulty, AI is probably not able to support advanced start, with 25000 points all had only 1 city except of one, but that is the 'minor' problem. Even when they researched tribalism they do not start to create any cities. Together with the hopeless way how they attack and how they do not defend their cities the AI state is awfull. I have to ask do you even still play your own mod ? From point of view the mod is unplayable. 'Stable' v35 release crashed so often I switched to svn just to find out the AI is in this state. I returned to try the mod after about 2 years and while there a few new features, the overall state is really poor. One of you who develope said you cannot only fix you need to develope new features to keep the developers happy. I am developer for 12 years. I agree that to develope new feature is much more fun than fix crashes or optimize something. But if you keep the mod in this way and just develope new anew non working things which ai doesnt support you will loose players and effectively lead this mod to dead. You are loosing me for sure because after I returned this was my 4th game (and I am playing huge maps with slowest research so it is some time spend in useless games), I lost mood for any other attempts. Such a game is not fun at all. edit: Please dont get me wrong, it is great what you are doing, I love the mod playing it since MoM and then when it become c2c but that is the reason why it feels so sad to cannot play it anymore. The ai problems are known for weeks according to the bug threads and there seems to be no care about it ... while other minor things get fixed. I understand that only a few people in the team can handle it and it is complex, but there seems to be not much care. When I had crash every turn and I was told it is not priority to fix such things, well I was surprised and I could say something how wrong attitude that is, but I got over it, this ai problem is just too much. Good luck.