Meisen, you are spending an enormous amount of time trying to convince a group who mindset is frozen in liquid helium to change. They are not going to change. According to ZzarkLinux, every game I play of Civ3 it totally and irretrievably wrong, as I do not follow his ONLY CORRECT STRATEGY TO WIN. For the rest of those arguing over correct city spacing, after the first six lines, I get bored,check the rest of the length of the post, and move on. What I do find abominable is the attitude that unless you play this way, you are a very poor player, and had better change immediately. Brace yourself for a shock, guys. I WILL NEVER PLAY THE WAY THAT YOU ARE SAYING THAT I SHOULD PLAY. You want to play that way, go ahead. I enjoy playing the way that I play, and find your style of play TOTALLY UNAPPEALING. I would sooner have a root canal down without anesthetic than play that way. I will space my cities and develop them in total disregard to all of the immense verbage here, and have fun doing so. Hopefully, most of the rest of the forum readers will do the same.