Okay, I've played a bunch of games on warlord setting, and usually I'm in the lead by at least four or five hundred points with a great tech lead and superior military/economy. So I decide, "hey, it's definitely time to move on up." So as soon as I move up in level, I'm behind on tech / land with a sickly economy and just enough military keep my butt covered, but definitely not enough to win any sort of war. I lose three times in a row (once space race, twice time), and then decide maybe I'm not ready for Noble. When I move back, it's the same warlord game I had last time of me kickin absolute ass. Is there any way to edit the xml to make warlord a little more difficult or make Noble a little easier because I don't enjoy struggling to survive just as much as I don't enjoy total omnipotence. Has anyone else noticed this large difference in difficulty from Warlord -> Noble?