I was wondering if anyone has experience with this: playing settler level at maximum efficiency. What leader would be good for that? What kind of strategy? I've looked at the bonuses and it seems that your maintenance is significantly reduced. So organized seems out. Furthermore, tech research is much cheaper, so industrious seems a bit of a waste, as you're going to get any wonder you want anyhow. Imperialist might be nice, to crank out all those cities you have safe space for and can afford. Financial scales pretty well to difficulty level obviously. Spiritual seems unnecessary, since the war-based civics are unnecessary if you wage wars with ridiculous tech advantages. Same for aggressive, and charismatic is pointless also because happiness bonuses are so high. Philosophical? Meh, you get lots of wonders to generate heaps of GP anyway. Creative? Could be nice. Lots of cities, all with extra culture, this could mean a super-early domination victory. So, I think Victoria or Catherine would be best. But it's really hard to decide, as all traits (except for financial and creative, which unfortunately can no longer be combined) are more or less superfluous. Any thoughts/experiences?