Love the Civ series and in Civ 6 have worked my way up to winning Immortal games. But in Civ 6 I can't get over the fact that the difficulty setting seems to be meaningless because: 1 - Start Locations - Almost all of the difficulty in a game is determined by your start location and it's so random in every way. In Civ 6 this can range anywhere between a city in the dessert with like 1 resource or less and a an awesome city with tons of initial food and production and tons of resources (4+). On high difficulty starting location is pretty much everything because the AI's science/culture grows so much faster than yours. So I end up restarting the game a lot to get a good starting location. But then I feel like I've cheated somewhat. This is irritating. Civ 5 was the same way but not nearly as bad as Civ 6. I've spawned many times right next to other civs or city-states and that's messed up too. I can capture a city-states's initial settler often.. but then feel bad about it lol. 2 - AI is not AI - It seems that in most if not all Civ games AI just means handicapping the player. It doesn't mean that the AI is smarter or uses better moves, etc. Or it might be slightly more intelligent but it's almost all just handicapping the player with less culture/science/initial units/initial cities, etc. The starting location thing definitely bothers me the most though. So it's hard to really get into the game anymore. Anyone else?