NOT the most OP civ, or strongest civ. What is the best designed civ? It depends I guess how you define this. I define it as a civ that most accurately reflects any given player’s skill level. If you are skilled at the game, you will win often with the civ; if you are bad at the game, you will lose often. There are other ways to define this term as well which I would be interested to hear. I think most people probably agree that the worst designed civs are ones that are either “lame”, or civs that are just overly complex and therefore difficult to use.
To me, a civ like Ports is poorly designed, because it always seems to be either the S tier best civ in the game, or a C-D tier civ that is very weak, depending on what the current patch is. It is hard to buff certain areas of the civ without making other areas way too strong.
Poll below-- what civ is the best designed?