Any general tips on game pacing? There are some games where I slowly but surely overcome my opponents on Prince mode, but that's just me having a peaceful game... avoiding war... and working the Tech and Policy trees toward a science or cultural victory. In watching a few replays and reading about how people do in the game, I'm realizing I take way too long to get the job done. Also, the way I play, if someone were to rush me, I would be overwhelmed. Any general tips or rules of thumb you guys can share in progressing through the game? Specifically, when it comes to number of cities, I never know if I'm expanding too fast or too slowly. I know it all depends, but I don't think 4 cities by 1800 A.D. is very good. I want to try a Japan strategy where I build up Samurai and dominate.