So I come to you, wise masses, with questions on how to improve my game. I'm a big fan of the Iroquois, partly because I like the forest/road bonus, partly because of the longhouse, and partly because I think it's fun irony to have them take out the americans. The weakness in my game is undoubtedly city specialization. Inevitably I end up with high population cities and production, wealth, and science buildings in each city. Basically big cities with EVERYTHING. I'm guessing this is a mistake. So, my capital city will likely never be specialized. I start around forests, so I need production, but I can't ignore science with my capital, so let's exclude it from this conversation. Am I right in thinking; when I see rivers and potentially a mountain, I want to put a city in there, get the pop as high as I can through farms, and put science buildings in there? When I see silver, gold, gems etc. put a city in there (keep the pop down) and build it around money, and when I see loads of forests and hills, make it into a production city while trying to keep pop down? Is it this simple? 2nd question; how do you support populations enough to keep production going in production cities after the patch? Granaries/maritime? With the iroquois, I tend to like to build longhouses everywhere anyways, but this leads me to fall into the high population production and gold cities trap. Any help is appreciated.