Last two games as challanging world, challanging AI.
1st game as Magnar, with 2 other Empire (resolyn and Yithril), 3 Kingdom (Altar, Tarth, Gilden).
I invade and practically destroy Resolyn (had no choice due to starting position). Tarth declares war on me and fair enough too. I meet Yithril, they declare on me shortly after due to being 'persuaded' by friend. Then ALL Kingdoms declare on both myself, and Yithril resulting in a 3 way gangbang.
Despite Yithril losing badly to the Kingdoms, they would not make peace with me at least not for a reasonable cost (2000+). Finally , after losing 4 cities to the Kingdom, they agree to peace costing me 500 gp, and then declare on me the very next turn. Sorry, thats not fun, if you make peace with someone, you shouldnt be able to declare on them the very next turn!
Second game, difficulty the same, im playing as Amarians, Karavox and Gilden declare on me almost as soon as I meet them, despite my power rating being comparable. Not sure what either of them were trying to achieve as they certainly didnt attempt to invade me at all, didnt even send an army over.
Diplomacy appears to be broken. Further, AI seems to have no concept of how to fight a war or have any goals in mind when declaring war on someone. Seriously, why should you declare war on someone who you dont even share borders with, or have an army poised to invade? A declaration of war should be followed very swiftly with an army trying to take a city.