Every game thus far I've started ends up in two ways: 1. On turn 5, I meet a warrior from another Civ. This is on a Huge map with two Civs deleted from the roster. It turns out their capital is 10 tiles away. Huh? 2. On turn 20, I discover I'm ringed entirely by 5 city states which hog all of the good city sites. I have only one viable city site to expand to. I just don't get a sense of excitement and wonder that I'm used to from Civs II-V of rushing to fill my empire with great cities. I just don't understand how you're supposed to build an actual civilization in this game.