Hi guys I purchased Civ5 about a week ago having never played any of the series previously and I am loving it. Im an avid player of the total war series (apologies if that blasphemy around here), so Im not a complete stranger to this kind of format and think Im getting the hang of things quite quickly. Not sure why its taken me so long to discover the Civ series in the first place? Im only playing prince at the moment, its a bit easy but Im just using it to get a feel of what tech paths work best, which buildings are more critical in the long run and just trying to build a general knowledge basis really as Im starting from scratch. I think its going to take a while until Im able to judge certain situations and be confident Im making the right plays in all aspects of play really. Ive been reading lots of threads on here and picking up valuable tit bits along the way, theres loads of cool advice around from some very knowledgeable players. But one thing I cant find much on (probably because its ridiculously simple) is the special people and how they work. Im not on about the guys that pop up and give you golden ages or a free tech etc, Im on about the slots you get in certain buildings. How do you fill them up, how much benefit are they, do you tick the manually control box etc? Any advice to help me along will be much appreciated.