Ok got to play finally!! Played as Celts/Huge/Marathon/Prince. Basicly to to look at religion only. The Celts get that + 1 forest or +2 if 3. I started at +1. You would think I would found pantheon 1st, not so at all!!! Was 6th, the AI's nabbed some goodie huts for faith!!! Now, I used to do the NC rush because of the boost to tech, not really viable anymore. Not sure how you all's games went, but the AI is really insane with troops now. I mean real crazy, I normally do a 7 archers and 2 off units for 3 cities. This will normally let be bewtween 1 and 3, well I was # 8!! So this was pretty cool to me, if you do not build troops early, you will die. I will want to mess more with religion, but so far it look well done to me, nothing really over powering. It also looks to me like you will now have 4 real choices to go. And if you go for religion, you will fall behind on tech. If you got for tech, you will fall behind on Religion. Same for commerce or war footing. It will not be easy to try all 4. The diplomacy seems much better now, i met 7 out 11 AI's so far, not one DoW 10 turns after meeting me!! Looks like peacful builder option could be back!! All in all so far having a blast, this expansion is pretty cool. Also, someone said there were a lot more resources on the maps now? Not so for me, they were spread out far and wide.