Hi guys, thank you for taking the time to read my thread, Civ 5 was my first Civ game and I loved it! It was super enjoyable but got a little stale after I logged hundreds of hours into it. I decided to buy Civ 4 last night and I have some questions I hope someone can answer for me =P 1) I understand the concept of slavery and I use it whenever the option appears, but when is the wisest time to stop slavery? And what does "whip production" mean? Can I stop it when my city is healthy? What are the repercussions? 2) In Civ V, founding new cities means less happiness...what are the repercussions of founding new cities in Civ IV? 3) Why do the other nations' scouts and warriors keep going back and forth on my land after open borders? I read somewhere that it is best to always agree with other civs demands...when is it wise NOT to? 4) How much military should i have? And what are the repercussions of having too many? Thank you for all your help!