I mostly play emperor and have dabbled with immortal. But my two most recent games I've dropped to king because, well for no reason in particular. What I've noticed is that my current skill level seems to have been directly impacted by my time at king prior to my jump to emperor. my biggest challenge in becoming completely sound at emperor difficulty is actually in mid game, where I get bogged down with no set build order, especially when I get to a point of exceeding 10 cities. these two most recent games on king have highlighted that on that difficulty if you have that many cities, mid-late game strategy seems to matter less. what I take from this is that instead of incremental growth per level, I actually need to learn mid game from the bottom up at emperor. I assume this is the same when making the jump from other difficulties. has anybody else found this? Or am I overthinking?