Hi all.. I am a new "addition" civfanatics forum, been reading around for a while but I just made an acc to post.. I play om noble-ish level, but there are some thing i just don't understand in this game.. I will make a list for convenience.. Thanks for all your imput.. * specialists. Ok, i can understand having some scientists around, but i don't understand how others can really help.. Maybe only to influence what GP you get.. Are they usefull? * culture victory. How the hehell can anyone acomplish this?! I got my capital to legendary many a times but not other cities.. The way I see it, i can't really get wonders if I try to build them in other cities. I will just lose them to the AI most of the time. The other way I can think of is Great Artists but you need like 35-40 of them it seems and i never manage to get so many whatever I do. This is related to: * city specialization. I read some guides on city spec on this forum. I can get commerce and prod cities relatively well (for my level), but not the GPP. I read that you just require food to run specs in that city. I tried that, however i allways run into some problems. Happiness is a major issue in this city as i need a large pop to work them farms AND specialists. I need to whip out most buildings aswell, as I tend to build only farms around this city (prob wrong) so more frownies! Also, there seems to bd only a couple of buildings that grant me specialists and if I want to switch from Great Scientists to Artists (example) i need a new set of buildings = less pop (whip) to run them.. I am truly confused.. * bulbing. I am not sure, but from what I saw, what Tech comes up on the bulb is not random. If so, is there a way to determine what will come up ahead of time? * AI traits. I watched some TMIT "let's play"s on YouTube and he speaks of "peace rates" ( i think) when thinking about diplomatic choices. Where can I find this kind of info about AI? Like tendencies and such.. * don't know what this is, but sometimes, when I conquer a city, it just randomly razes itself without giving me the option.. Is this purely random, some bug, or is it smth I just have no knowledge about? I am sure there is much more but this is what i croped up for now.. All kind of help is appreciated.. Also, is any way to get some "coaching" from stronger players? I love the game but I can't stand that i don't dominate at it.. I come from a RTS competitive background so you can understand my drive.