Okay, after that slug fest on Earth 18, I decided to start another game with Harvshepsut. Settings: Continents (It will probably look like World of Warcraft.) Monarch Difficulty (Emperor on Earth 18, subtract 1 for not really being Emperor, subtract another 1 for an easy empire, and promote 1 for the victory) Huts are ON. Events are ON. Normal size, 6 opponents. Normal speed. Spoiler : I understand games without huts or events are more popular. It might be because something random occurs that completely changes the balance. One example would be 4 Barbarian Archers suddenly showing up on Turn 20. It is slightly less of a danger this time, because the turns are faster. Here is the start. Spoiler : .....and so far, I have not done a thing! I will post up my thoughts in the next post. Or I might think about it overnight and post thoughts tomorrow. I posted two saves. One is a 4000 BC save. The other is a save a 4000 BC that hopefully does not clear all the auto-saves.