I pre-ordered this game way back because of loving Gal Civ II. As we all know, rough start for III, and I stopped playing till Crusades. Ended up taking another break, but recently back in. Have a good game going, but it seems that Agreements and Alliances are still broken and worthless. I know there are a few mods out there to correct this, but with yet another DLC coming up, I wanted to verify that these were never corrected in the base game, correct? Or perhaps I am just missing something. The text reads as it being two sided, and the AI seems to really want them, but I get nothing out of them that I can see, only boosting the AI's gains (I assume at least), so I end up not doing it.
First time really trying to go diplomatic and benevolent, the later at least seems to be fixed and not always horrible choices to get the points in, but the diplomacy... Now I remember why I always just killed everyone, lol.