I really wish that there ways to disable some of the more crippling game play aspects of the patches. The Occupied Capitol penalty is overkill on war. It doesn't go away, and you get it no matter what. Loyalty flip a capitol? Hope you aren't trying to go for a diplomatic victory. Capture a capitol in the Classical Era? That -5 diplomatic favor sticks to you like white on rice.Doesn't matter if it was captured 1 turn ago or 500 turns ago, it's still with you. The soothsayer nerf is the sole reason to never play the (what was really fun) Apocalypse Mode again. Hope you enjoyed flooding the world in the Classical Age. Can't do anything about it now. Flood Barriers went from being really helpful to "something that I wish I could get 200 turns ago."