I know world size has alot to do with it, but even epic game speed is too fast sometimes, I personaly LOVE Marathon as you sorta get the "feel" for your game. and you can sit, relax, and play civ without rushing through one thing and then another, and the ancient era is only, what 10 minutes on epic? (once again, map size is involved) on marathon a good 30 minutes is put into the ancient era, also, ever spent the ENTIRE classical period building an army but never using it until the middle ages? Marathon is not to slow on production if you have alot of hammers. Idk, epic is still fun but but it is supposed the slower game speed, quick however, almost gives me a headache with all the "you have constructed a Tank in this city" and "what would you like to research next" (end turn) elapsed time 40 years, coming at you a 100MPH. if this even matters to you, go ahead and post. just thought this would be an enteresting topic.