How does that work with saves? From your post, I am guessing not so well.
I understand how it all happens. I program as well and usually under crazy deadlines. You can either hit home runs or not so much. Overall I see a big improvement in the beta on the ai buiding an empire/kingdom if you let them. I should have taken out the Yithril while they were weak and now they have rebounded. Don't they know I am the one true and rightful ruler of the world?!
It is getting there, keep it up.