well, it's not like barbs are always a bad thing. If you have a really inexperienced army, you can train them by fighting the not-too-bright and unadvanced barbs that pop up by you. This is what I do all the time, and usually gives me an edge (however small) in any later wars. Another advantage of barbs being all around you is that the AI won't settle there as quickly! I digress, though... I was wondering, can a human capitulate to an AI? My brother was playing a game where everyone beelined religions instantly and so there was like 2 christians, 4 Jewish, 2 hindus, and 4 buddhists. Then my brother (christian) took and razed the jewish holy city, and all three other jewish people (as well as a buddhist and a hindu) declared war on him at the same time. So, him not being the militaristic type, he asked me what to do. I said that there was no way he was winning that war, so he should capitulate. But that's not in any of the diplo screens (actually, none of the jewish people would even talk to him. they were pretty ticked!) So can a player capitulate to an AI?