by superior weapons and gear they mean like the 10 people or so that use better mags? and that not being command but swat and were never all there at once, also with the shield there only being one at a time and can only cover one angle? maybe change the rule to how to start negotiations not change declaring externals. negotiations aren't the best roleplay regardless and it just gives another lvl to the civs that already just have to cover long empty entrances. i dont see people ever doing anything from the civ side to improve roleplay cause 95% of all majors end with a firefight 5% them actually creating a unique experience. the 5% i speak of was a few civs not in a gang robbing labs to give cancer researched to the populous that was being kept secret by big pharma and to note that ended in a firefight as well.