So I have been playing my Noble game for a while now and here is the strategy I use for "farming": 1. If there is a tile with one foood icon (ie. that one bread icon) I usually add a farm (if possible and depends on tech). So in other words I try to make sure that all tiles have atleast two food. This isn't always possible due to certain techs not being avaliable till later. However, I have been lurking on the boards and it seems there is a different strategy the experts use. Firstly, how do you irrigate? I have heard many people say that they "irrigate"....but to my knowledge you can't actually irrigate in Civ4, only in Civ3...In Civ4 you can only build farms and later on there is a tech that allows irrigation to spread via farms. So is there a strategy to maixmise farms? My second question has to do with specialised cities. Since I started playing Civ3 I have never ever specialised my city. I wasn't too sure how to. With Civ4 I REALLY DON"T KNOW HOW TO. Let me explain: What is the best city for a production/commerce/research city? Does having a specilaised city in production/commerce/research means you only focus on one improvement? Is there a general "rule of thumb" when creating specialised cities, especially ones where you want to pump GPs? Thanks guys!