there's got to be another place to upload files to in the absence of the ability here. any ideas? I should specify save files lol Also, I have just played my very first game with a 600 ad start as Byzantines. Definitely an entirely different game! I finally understand some of the comments/complaints/suggestions people have been making lol. The whole time I've been like "spearmen in Africa wtf?!!?? don't say anything you don't want to look dumb" Has anyone yet managed to get the gold in time? I think it'll be a little easier in 600ad, because you can make c-town a dedicated merchant factory right off the bat. In 3000bc i usually end up with Athens or Sparta loaded up with a eclectic mix of GP points, makes breeding a merchant especially hard, not to mention not starting with the ability to even run a merchant specialist!