I read somewhere in a guide to the different victory types that Domination is the easiest to play for but I seem to find it incredibly difficult. I play at prince level and have won the game quite easily with the other three victory types (cultural, diplomatic & scientific) but domination eludes me again and again. Maybe the other victory types suit my natural play style more. My economy is my strong point, I usually have plenty of money rolling in to spend on upgrading units and I usually get a religion going with bonuses aimed at science and economy, plus I try to get pagodas, mainly for benefits of maintenance free happiness buildings. Which brings me on to my big problem: Happiness, or rather unhappiness. This is one thing that really holds me back, particularly when you I start conquering cities. I tend to puppet most cities I conquer but will raze the completely useless ones or annex the really useful ones. Either way, my happiness plummets and I really struggle to reverse it. My expansion inevitably grinds to a halt while I deal with it. Can anyone offer any advice?