Had a somewhat interesting thing happen with my current game. World congress host vote came up. In vanilla civ you could pretty much count on all AIs voting for themselves and therefor it was easy to determine what to do you with your votes: 1) if you have the most votes, vote yourself host 2) if you don't have the most votes, vote for a friend such that your combined votes make him host (or you at least get a positive diplo modifier) However, the AI is much more savvy with diplomacy these days. I didn't have enough votes to make myself host so I voted for my friend, the Inca (our combined votes should have exceeded any single other civ). Unfortunately, he ended up voting for me leaving us both without enough votes and our enemy (Washington) becoming host. Does anyone have a firm grasp on how the votes typically go down now? Could I have placed a spy as diplomat in my friend's capital in order to find out how they were going to vote? Or is the AI's logic fairly easy to understand such that I should have known what was coming?