From Roxlimn: City States have personalities? More like vending machines that spew out culture, food or the occasional military unit if you hand over the cash. *Yawn* Not to mention the AI Civs having all the personality of a sack of wet newspapers. BTW, in basically all the ciV games I played I've had a one or two runaway AIs that gobbled up the rest. Your game play experience seems more like the exception than the norm. This is on a huge map and a standard map.