Hi, I know that I have a lot of questions. I don't expect an answer from all of them from one person. 1) Will the game let me know when I have connected a city after the first one? I thought that I connected all of my cities but I have yet to hear that they are connected. Going on about roads, should I connect all of my mines to the core of my city (not just the capital but regarding all of my cities)? If so, what is the benefit of that? Don't I get production points from the mine regardless, even if the game doesn't tell me to connect it with a road? 2) What is the benefit of building bridges? 3) I am very confused about the whole danger of population growth. What do my cities need to stop the population growth? My guess is to work the city with only the circles that make a "stagnation" growth status. Am I correct? I have been making farms like crazy to keep my cities fed. I shouldn't have to do that. Thanks in advance for your help, it is much appreciated and needed!