No I dont think it goes to Standard/Large argument, or kicking your butt; it took a week to get up to play the last 20 turns or so. I tried the gauntlet at first and since it wasnt feasible to use rainforest at normal, I thought I would try marathon and your game gave a good goal. I didnt count on getting so burned out with moving workers and dealing with repositioning cities and the whole thing slowing down. So I cranked up culture to 50% once I hit 600k and just slid by you. Most of the AIs had just adopted Emancipation so that to keep a city happy I needed 57 happiness sources. Switching out of caste cost many thousands of gold and brought the economy to a halt, and switching back I had to switch citizens to merchants in every city, and still I didnt follow through on that. Im too lazy or burned out on the score thing to actually do it anymore but who knows that may change.