So, can the AIs get on speaking terms with each other yet, otherwise Diplomacy isn't worth playing for a primarily single player person like my self.
Yarlen mentioned earlier they was going to improve diplomacy part of the game. I hope they will do it soon. I think the new way the AI players place bounty on each other is a big step in the right direction.
What I'm missing is the AI ability to offer missions each other with same rules applied by human players. This would force AI planning their relation changes.
However, I find this game is very enjoyable in this form, too. And don't forget, this game is an 'old style' game and not a 'Civ V'-style one, I mean opponents can be ordered around human player in diplomatic palette, they don't stand for winning the game - alone, of course. So, the sandbox feeling in diplomacy is right.