What I mean by the penalty game mode is that i think there should be an option that can be turned on (such as Kingdom of Italy, Independent Wales, etc.) that penalizes countries for doing badly (losing capital, rebels defect, rebel independence). As I said before, this should be an option because not everyone would want to have penalties in their game. Also, there could be penalties for specific countries not doing what they should be. For example, if another country steals the Aztecs from Spain, they should take a penalty for that because the Spanish came over for gold, and if another country had taken the gold, Spain probably wouldn't be as attracted to the New World. But anyway, does anybody like this idea, or do they hate it? Should it be changed in some way?