Every game I play, on more than Huge maps, barbarians kill so many civs? I know this happened in the 'real world' but since this game doesn't allow the spawning of new civs, I think killing a civ is a pretty big deal. My current game is another good example: I started with 18 civs,4 of which shared my (yes I already consider it MINE ) continent. I built the GW and Oracle, then the messages started to come in: The (whatever) Civilisation has been destroyed!!! , times 9 Now before the 400th turn, Pacal, Willem van Oranje (oh no!), Saladin, Justinian, Asoka, Darius, Ragnar, Huayna Capac and Mansa Musa are dead! I barely managed to sign Open Borders with Justinian, Darius and Ragnar before the barbs killed them. Trading techs is something we never got around to doing :\ Is the rival AI simply unaware of the Barb threat? Or are they just too weak to counter them? I noticed that somehow Montezuma always survives (good UU!), as does Kublai Khan. Is that only because of their aggressiveness?