50 tries later.. 500AD with these settings on Deity is just too hard. Wonders and good rushes slip through fingers. 700AD or 800AD is probably as good as it gets with Elizabeth and so many religious civs hogging Oracle. As for what map to use, I got a lot of good results with Massive Continents, Icy climate, and medium seas. Icy Climate really shrinks the belt of jungle in the middle while keeping all the forests in the temperate zones. Medium seas + Massive continents makes a good sized Egg shaped continent to exploit.