Daoming's initial Trait is that she can have EVERY city she builds be able to construct nearly any Wonder in just one turn. As a player using Pan-Asian as my faction, I spawn cities ASAP. (And incidentally, accelerate population growth that also accelerates Research.) In my Marathon game on a Massive planet with 7 AI opponents I'm on @ Turn 750. Thus far I have built all but two of the completed Wonders. (I believe there are only about 5-10 Wonders left to be built.) As a result, my VP total score is @1200 points ahead of the #2 faction. Also incidentally, I have accrued all of the benefits associated with all of those Wonders. In short, I'm waaaayyyy ahead of every other faction in the game. Primarily because of the advantage given by having all those Wonders. Also, having built so many Wonders, it caused the opponents' Respect to be high enough that I could get Diplomatic stances of Cooperative = no one is declaring war on me. With less need to build up defensive/offensive armies, I could focus instead of Production and Science. I don't know what it's like to play against Pan-Asian, but I imagine that unless Daoming is pointedly stooooopid. she would have an easy time of it walking away with any game where Pan-Asian is present. I also imagine that the smart strategy playing against Pan-Asian is to eliminate Pan-Asian FIRST if at all possible.