I have been following Sulla's playthrough's with interest. His latest is an attempt to prove that ciV is completely broken and unfixable because you can dominate deity in a succession game after only 1 month. http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=392335 All of the founding assumptions are playing out but 1. yes, you can kill hundreds of units with 4 horses yes, you can infinitely sprawl cities in a tight lattice like SMAC and cIIv yes, you can predicatably beat deity no, the entire process does not appear to be easy, or boring. Even the old chestnut that there is only one way to play seems to get challenged by the participants themselves. While the general arch of the story is as they predicted, the details are varied with multiple options suggested.