Good afternoon guys. As you can read from the title i am actually stuck on monarch difficulty... emperor level is totally different in terms of difficulty. The big difference i experience is even on the beginnig, where i have to rush for luxuries, even if quite distant from capital. Moreover, despite my efforts (buying and exchanging techs) i am always far behind AI science progress. I also keep receiving war declarations, no way to deal with their armies. What can i do? This is seriously frustrating rather than challenging. I would be very grateful if you can give me some clear tips. Thank you in advance.