I'm posting this for tips on Civ 5. I have been reading the forums on here and see that a lot of people are able to play on much harder modes than I. I can beat the game on king, however it seems exceedingly more difficult than others suggest it should be. So for this thread, can people please lay out basic strategies for the game? I'm talking strategies like the NC city. This strategy has helped me out. I'm not new to civ, but I seem to be missing something in civ 5.