It seems even at deity there are still player strengths/weaknesses. Dingding seems very mindful of AI manipulation and combined with some decent diplo and opportunism that should cross the finish line @ deity. I still can't put up 8 cities + 200 BPT on deity myself. Well, that's not true, 200 BPT is pretty reasonable at 100% science, losing a lot of money/turn, but the AI never seems to have enough available to sustain that, and I don't time wonder failure well enough. My past few games I've realized I was still overbuilding infra and adjusting allowed me to better decide when to use caste. Immortal's getting a little easy now (in MS prime sully I settled 17 cities peacefully @ IMM and still won lib) but I still like it . I wouldn't say this map is hard compared to some deity games that have spanked me, but it's a lot easier than if we'd started alongside shaka, gilgamesh, tokugawa or sitting bull.