I think it's wonderful that people like Solver and Bhuric step forward to help make Civilization more playable by making patches to fix bugs and errors in the game. As far as I know, no-one ever asked them to make the patches, but they chose to, presumably because they want everyone to enjoy the game. Wonderful. However, I would like to put forward an argument stating that I feel these people are actually doing a disservice to the Civilization community. By making patches (to fix bugs that are often introduced in the official patches) they are giving much less reason for the developers to make official patches. As far as the developers are concerned, there is no rush to develop a new patch, since one has already been made that fixes all the errors. Why rush? Why even bother making one at all? I hope you see my reasoning here. I believe that if people like Solver and Bhuric continue to make patches, the Civilization community are not going to see many more official patches (if any at all), and any that may be released will be separated by many months. The developers have no reason to hurry, or even do a good job. Any sloppy work on their part will just be corrected by someone else, and a hundred times quicker at that. Thank you for reading.