MajorMitch • @mechahendrix: Man, that's a great story! So cool that they sent you a new copy of Civ IV + expansions. I too always tried to avoid war, I just wanted to research and build my space shuttle in peace, dammit! I'd make just barely enough units to deter the AI from attacking me, and usually those units would be higher tech due to my research so that helped. One of the great things about Civ is that you can take pretty different paths to victory :)@nodima:Ha, that's an interesting restriction that led to sticking with and loving Civ IV longer. Those games can chug as they go on, for sure. At least Civ IV was a good one, so you can still play an amazing game :)I really did like the move to unstacked combat in Civ V, almost certainly my favorite change from IV to V. If you ever get the chance to play a full game of Civ V, go for it- it's a great game, especially with expansions. I'll write a blog about that one someday as well. In the meantime, hopefully Civ IV continues to serve you well!