Once again, Hello everyone, I play on emperor, but weirdly, on some games, I do fall behind, I rage quit from foreign invaders, an AI snowballs (Tech snowball from an AI is not a problem though, Policy and military does for me). My population is always meh, cause I focuses on production. I really like building buildings, and improving improvements hehe. All of these could be the reasons for the losing of my games. I have full trust on AI citizen management Therefore, I wanted to ask a few questions regarding on "micromanaging" and delimmas 1. Do you micromanage?, If does, Is it really necessary in "all" game? 2. Is there a formula for excess food when constructing a settler?, I focused on hammers, and from 10 turns, became 12 turns. I read the tooltip, which has something to do with "excess food". 3. Do you balance food, production, culture, faith, etc. when micromanaging? or only focuses on improved resources, UI, or specialists? or depends on the phase (era, population) 4. These are based on my observations, any opinion *I neglect building granary, aqueduct, grocers, I only build them as city-state quests, or no building is available. *I focus on building monuments, shrines, then well or watermill, council. *I neglect building workshop until industrial era, as a prerequisite for building Factories *As soon as windmill is possible, I built them asap *The arena combo is a focus on the classical era. *I never build banks until I have caravansary and custom house *Circus is for one-time culture boost only. (when I want to rush a game changing policy) *My bath combo is only amphitheaters and temples. Garden comes fairly late, If bath is unavailable, I neglect building temples even I've founded a religion. *I never build units until I have barracks, then If armory is available, I will never build a unit until an armory is erected and so on. *If stonework is available, I will build it asap *I never build wonders on the early game, I only build them when: totally necessary (Himeji) and if I'm leading in technology. *Herbalists only on heavily forested/jungle cities. *I depend my city distance on my ancient Policy, I minimize distance on progress, and pack as much cities on a small area huehue. Maximized on tradition, because each city could posses a large chunk of land. *I don't build constabulary even though a spy is reported on that city. 5. How many city-states allies threshold before you build a chancery? do you build them even with 0? 1? or greater? 6. Usually, I neglect spies, I don't know how to maximize its efficiency. So, where do you usually use them? Thief? Spies? Coup? 7. Inca? mountains produces food or gold? sorry out of place question, btw I'm using 3uc/4uc. Sorry for asking too many questions. I just wanted to know much for a better gameplay And I hoped to make a hotspot of opinions from different players.