I just read the first part of a Civ3 guide and he said that the third thing you should build in your first city is The Pyramids. To me, he sounded nuts. In every game I've played the Pyramids take about 60-70 turns to complete and all you get is a free granary everywhere. I mean, that's nice, but I thought we were never supposed to spend more than like 30 turns on anything. Am I wrong on that? Also, I NEVER build enough settlers. I hear people say "You need ten cities before 1000 BC!" and I'm like "Wut?" I'm lucky to build six cities for the entire game. Coincidentally, I've never won a game. But that's because I've only played two and the first time I couldn't figure out how to increase science funding until the Middle Ages. In that game I only had four cities and no room to expand. My favorite way to win is Space Race, I think Domination takes too long. I never have enough time to build Wonders for a cultural victory. Diplomatic might be nice, but I can't figure out how to make people like me (It was pretty obvious in Civ4). Sorry if this is too rambling, but I feel like I need to air my frustrations.