Great work, I *strongly* agree with many things you did!
My constructive critism:
Some people maded some good arguments for the 2-2-1Bowman in the "Useless Units" Poll in Civilizations Forum. By changing it to 2-1-2 it effectively makes it a cheaper (20shlds instead of 30) & without horses chariot unit. Not very fair to the Egyptians. The Egyptians Chariot being improved to a 2-2-2 would seem more justified since not only does it cost more than the Bowman but requires horses as well.Babylonian Bowman upgraded to 2-1-2 rather then 2-2-1
Given the Great Lighthouse now allows any ships to sail deep oceans safely this is no longer the useless thing it was in Civ2. Being able to settle unclaimed islands before your enemies & contact other civs 1st is definitely something I love. Columbus & Ponce de Leon are in that Great Lighthouse waiting to set sail.Great Lighthouse upgraded to having 5 culture each turn
Someone gave a suggestion to increase the culture significantly instead. In essence make it the Culture Wonder.Shakespeare's theatre upgraded greatly by now giving 12 culture each turn, rather than 6
This may actually make it easier since humans might actually build up 1 or a few cities early on, unlike the AI. I like to lean towards making the AI tougher.Increased the number of initial content citizens for each difficulty level
If Industrial is one of the best bonuses, do Industrial Civs need more advantages?Changed harvested-forest bonus shields from 10 up to 20. This is a good way to boost production in ancient times, and also in the later 'post replaceable parts' era via deforestation. Very advantagious to Industrial civs.
What if when oil resources are deplinshed & disappear they start showing up on the coastlines unable to access? Minor tho & that would be part of the fun... making oil truely a limited resource.Oil should now sometimes appear on coastal tiles. They will not be able to be used as a strategic resource because you need to road to it, but it will still give its bonus resources.
Why? Why would the Aztecs want to build a 1-1-1 Warrior for 10 shields when they can build their own unit 1-1-2 for 10 shields?All civs now get the corresponding regular units to their unique units.