I really tried to like this game but it just seem to me, there's no use trying to develop strategy for it. Whatever you do will net you with a win unless you gives chances to the computer. It is so easy to abuse the native and european AI that i feel to play fairly i need to put no one else than me on the map. And even if you do leave them to thrive alone, they eventually suicide by DoI, with nearly nothing to defend. Its actually an advantage to have rivals; Can it get any more badly designed? So i put myself alone on the map with no tribal villages and play the game. Quickly I realize it all goes down to a single thing you must do : Build a city with an arsenal and a university then pump out Elderstatemens. All you need is 4 fish, 3 hills and 4 forests. Nothing else. The only strategic depth is how you will be making money to buy specialists and you'll be fine with just a 2-4 unspecialized workers. No thinking, no strategy, no variations. No fun.