Hi, been playin a lot of Civ since the first so maybe there's just such a thing as getting too good from practice, but with Civ BE on hardest difficulty picking worst combo I can it's still impossible for me not to rocket ahead of the AI in points while facing zero danger in war, and zero danger of not winning whichever Victory I feel like as well. Loved every iteration of the Civ, and though early Civ 4 and Civ 5 had limitations, they were 100% playable and I loved them - just that obviously the xpacs really improved them even more. However, Civ 5 I could still occasionally lose Deity with a terrible start, or some early tragic luck, or if I got drunk and careless. And the big draw is that many games have difficult points where I have to micro in and strategize thoughtfully to earn the win. It's that challenge that I love. 53 hours and 9 or 10 matches in, I have to quit BE (1,575 hrs on Civ 5, and a lot more on Civ 2 & 4) but I'm really unhappy to walk away. I love everything about BE, except that it's the first in the series to fail at being challenging. Is it salvageable? So little challenge that's it's hard to imagine. I find Apollo to be about the equivalent of playing King on Civ 5. Where there is no amount of handicapping that could result in a loss (fun handicapping - obviously choosing not to act for 100 turns would do it just fine, but not exactly fun way to play in the Civ spirit of what I'm talking about. It needs to feel legit to feel like the challenge is genuine). Anyone else having this experience?