Hi, I am fairly new to civilization. I played through the game several times at warlord level and got bored with it from winning by a large margin over and over. So finally I started to try my hand at Noble, but I find myself being very terrible at it. I do pretty much what I did at warlord, but I seem to fall behind a lot very quickly compared to my enemies. I expand pretty quickly, usually am able to have the science percentage at between 70-100% for the most part, am able to build several world wonders, yet by the year....1400 or so, other civilizations are a good 10 Scientific discoveries ahead of me. I mean, everything looks stable, I have a lot of cities, all with libraries early, and I even grab that world wonder early that give you a freebie. I even tried using all my Great people to rush my science output, yet I am way being on science discoveries. Also tried trading with the smaller civs to "catch up." It isn't like it is 2 or 3 that are that ahead of me. it is more like 5 or 6.... so I must be doing something wrong. A friend told me to attack them more early to stop them. I was quite proud to destroy two before AD, but found myself in last place in points by the time I reached medieval era. I automate a lot of things like my workers and probably some other things I don't even realize. Does anyone know what mistakes I am making? Also, in the other games, I would be like 3rd or 4th in points, but the even the lesser civs would be super ahead of me on their discoveries. Any help would be great.