Hello. I am a civ4 noob, just returned to my roots with C3C. Because I have played CIV for so long, I am used to the mathematical and obvious diplo system, and am weirded out by the civ3 system. I am playing Osman/Ottomans/Warlord/Pangea/Standard/Normal Settings/Normal Aggression, and have Shaka as a very close neighbour. All happy (as happy as one gets with Shaka), he demands 20 gold tribute (at Polite). I concede. Then I start meeting new people- Haio and Cleo. Now everyone including Shaka is cautious or annoyed with me, why?? I did nothing wrong I can think of.