Hi noble diff, normal speed, no huts or events, 500 AD Spoiler : It most likely took way longer than I should have but once I got a stack of 10 keshiks together: It was time to send the boys over to say hi to Asok The war went pretty fast. Last city was taken out before first city went out of revolt. while all the was going on alpha got teched and then currency then code of laws. I also did some of this: I feel a lil hypicritical now cuz in recent thread from someone brand new to noble diff I mentioned how going str8 to alpha and expecting to get much use from it wont work as well as on the higher diffs since by time u get alpha the ai will have nothing to trade. I guess this is a bit of an exception tho since lil side trips to archery and hbr prolly gave the ai's to do a lil more teching on their own. Anyways once Asok killed off I gathered up all the my kehsiks and soon as everybody wa shealed: It was hammy's turn and I have taken a cpl of his cities now including his capitol and thats where I am at at this point. My empire atm: Starting to get a lil bigger but now with code of laws, currency and and alpha all done I think I am pretty equipped to hanlde a largish empire so Im not planning on raising cities as much from now on. The tech sitch: I whored around alpha, currecy and code for all I could for some backfills and stuff like IW and monarchy. So I am not too far behind after hitting borderline economy crash so early. diplo sitch: Every body hates Wang and not me so thats good at least Well almost everybody hammi seems to be a bit ticked at me but I am sure we'll work things out once he's all dead Demographics: Managed to get leads in the important categories now its just matter of seeing if I can keep em And thats about it at this point. Im teching machinery to try for great engineer. Hopefully one will pop in city where I built mids. To bulb machinery while working up to fuedalism and then knights. after Hammi is dead things might get tricky tho. Giggles is in wehoorn and targetting (I HOPE) wang and not me. So he busy at the moment. I dont want to wipe out Wang since that would mean I would most likely be next on the everybody hate at once list. And as long as giggles is in wehoorn he and his lil protective self can wait. So that leaves brennus and nappy. Unfortunately who ever I attack it very likely that one will bribe the other into war so I need to do something about that. Brennus looks he would be easier and quicker target so my plan is to eitther bribe nappy into war on wang so so he cant dow on me or to try and build a jewish missionary (I actually founded judaism when I teched Code.) and hope he will switch and get nappy ticked enough that he will dilike bren enough not to be bribed but that might be unlikely since I dont think nappy hands out all that big a diplo hit for wrong religion. at least not enough to drop from pleased with brennus. But anyways that is plan at this point. Attack brennus afetr I am done with hammi. Hope I can arange it so nappy wont get bribed into it and then try and get feudalism teched by time I am done with brennus then start capping the remaining AI's. Dont know how that will go so wish me luck Kaytie @BornInCant yeah I probably road to much I just have this habbit of if worker is gonna do anything on a tile like chop or or built a cottage or something I want him to road it to just so I dont want him having to come back and do it later. I also like roads on all hills and stuff to make it easier to get to barbies and stuff. I DID try to avoid roading for a lil bit however it got annoying just cuz a few times I forgot to road up in a cpl places where I still wanted to so I went back to usual if worker needs to be there he might as well road it while he at that spot so who wont need to comeback netime soon--Im lazy that way @pigswill Spoiler : yeah if this were marathon especially with copper in bfc frist 4 cities for me most likely would have been my cap, asok's cap, hammi's cap and brennus' capitols. at witch it just means getting out of econmy mess that many farflung cities would cause at that point but once it happended last 3 wouldnt have a chance. Copper in capitols bfc on noble/marathon means all your neighbors just died--they just havent been informed yet hehe.