In my case the food was rather scarce (I was surprised to have gotten that far to be honest), but the location had a few luxuries, I could settle on T2 and it was great for a Petra start. With the new content, the going at start is very slow, cause you can no longer sell your luxuries off for cash unless someone really likes you. You can still give them out for GPT, but that still forces you to wait for stuff. Of course, the barren land around sure destroyed my ideas. I was hoping I would at least find oil in that desert and all I got was some iron and coal. GG. I was very pleased with the AI changes. It is not so dumb anymore and it doesnt stack the odds in your favor. Also, it is much less aggressive - I find it easier to fend off an enemy army attack, but harder to fend off OWN my army of dissidents cause one AI went building-crazy. You played India and that helps cause you get much less unhappiness from Gandhi. I was really struggling at some point (when everyone chose ideology and I had a revolutionary wave on my hands), which prolonged the victory itself. I guess I can only wish for that Mountain + 2 rivers start with Babs with the old content where I won at T227 Still, I am not much for restarting and when I see a mountain with a river and 2 luxuries nearby, I usually take it and see how it goes. Still I learned a lot from this playthrough - I think I will go with the flow the next time - so if 75% of the civs go order, so will I. It is much better to have 4-5 RA partners that none.