hello, i stepped up from King to Emperor lately but i never managed to get far enough to actually compete to win. the issue i encounter every single game is there is always that runaway civ very far ahead of everyone in tech, military, score and gold. for example my last game a standard pace small communitas map, 6 civs 12 CS playing as Authority zulus, founded 4 cities and had more than enough units to kill Denmark my closest neighbout .... it's t140 when everyone is still around mid 20 techs there is Russia 4 cities with tradition around 35 techs bringing canons and knights to a war decimating both Brazil and Denmark and capturing their cities, no one stood a chance after this war Russia ended up with 1200 score, 8 cities, 11 wonder of her own, two holy cities and an army to wipe everyone. this happens every single game no matter what i do there is always someone i cannot deal with. any idea what should i do or any viable strategy to emperor ?