It is very rare that I lose the Pyramids; If the starting position was more symmetrical with satellite (feeder) cities, I would have not lost it to the French. I had no warning that the French were about to complete the Pyramids, but I'll actually fight an early game war (e.g. diversion of resources) to get the Pyramids. BTW, once a city builds a wonder, you can use the "Find" function to locate the city... My post may have been unclear... I actually captured the Pyramids and Lighthouse... the other 4 wonder in AD0001, I built. Certain wonders are high priority for me in early game.... this translates into diversion of resources from expansion and even trade routes (except for the SSC's 3) in early game. And a tradeoff occurs, because I always tend to lag the good expansionist players early on, particularly in number of cities at any given point. Preferred early game wonders: Pyramids, Colossus, Marco Polo, Copernicus. If really forced to choose (like a big war ongoing), you have to take Colossus and Copernicus, since those can't be spread out if you want a SSC. EDIT: Added wonder prefs.