Hi I'll keep this short, because I'm busy atm. What I'm busy with, is: I'm trying to combine the efforts of various high-lvl players so that new, better, easier understandable, better illustrated Strategy Articles will be written. For this effort, I've created a new Usergroup having the name "Civ illustrated" . The Strategy Articles will be like a magazine covering Civ, it'll have many pictures, it'll have multiple issues covering different topics in each, it'll shall be so easy to understand that low-lvl-players can read it, but have such a high quality that even IMM+ players learn something. Pro's of this: Great (better players will emerge, new Civ-players might come, knowledge will be easily accessable, a "rejuvenation" of the forum might occur, greater fun because of more participants etc. ) Contra's: Well, it's a lot of work, but that work, we're willing to put up. What we need from you: Input on what is needed the most / what is your greatest interest (what are your greatest problems when playing Civ, what would you like to know about the game, etc. ) . If you're playing consistently on IMM+, we're very interested in you working together with us. You'll get to know very detailed info about Civilization IV, what we expect is that you read the usergroup's discussions, if you contribute to the discussions, you'll be given Credits in the Strategy Guide following. If you don't play on IMM+ but feel you can offer something (i. e. proof-readers or if you're good with graphics...) , let us know here. Current Members of the Usergroup are: T-hawk, Tachywaxon, shakabrade, DMOC, WastinTime, coanda, Zx Zero Zx, Habitus, vranasm, kossin, Revent, Silverbow, choggy and me. The usergroup is invite only, answer in this thread or via PN to me. Tia, Seraiel P.S.: The topic of the 1st issue will probably be "Know your enemy" , covering AI's and their behavior, ways to deal with AIs, ways to exploit them, ways to understand why AI X is doing what.