Yeah, there's an under-the-cover AI diplomacy loss, if you try and backstab them. Plus, they charge more for peace.
|And lastly, I would like to see an ultimatum option, where you can threaten war, or a trade embargo unless someone complies with your demands (give me tech, give me tribute, attack this 3rd party).|
Yeah, tribute doesn't cut it. I'd love to build a massive trade center with the korx, get their economy somthing like 60% me, and then say "Give me tech or I crush you like a bug, no offense to the Thalans, may they rest in peace
| I demand 5k BC from the enemy for peace. I put 5k BC into the pot, then I attack and lose 5k BC. I demand 5k from the enemy for peace|
Good point when you're having a one on one duel war, but when it's a free for all scrap, the AI's (even if they are far more powerful than you) come running and say "You know, this war, yeh, kind of a cock up. I shot you, you shot me, stuff happens, no hard feelings?". If you're getting your arse kicked, then a % idea would work (what's even 5k to a powerful economy? I like stores of at least 30k just in case), you wouldn't have the resources to fight if you broke it, let alone if you had to pay a penalty. Morale/alignment hit is good too.
Which brings us to
| And having a treaty didn't stop Hitler from attacking Russia once it suited his purposes|
Hitler was an idiot to think he could do it, especially in the time they planned to do it in. While he may have saved the german economy, smarmed everyone, manipulated everyone by being all wonderful-looking and trading with everyone in the world, he really couldn't plan military on the fly. "Lets march onwards across barren, hostile russian landscape with little clothes! russia's hot right?" Yeh, siberia is toasty "Let's go for Italy, and wear winter gear! Italy's cold right?" Soliders to overheated to reply "Hey look, we've almost eliminated the RAF! lets hold sealion back!"
At least he died at the end of it.