@Elitetroops Spoiler : Good idea with the barracks thanks for the feedback. I didn't try and build the GLH, I usually don't tech sailing very quickly (you can see that is the tech I'm researching at 10 AD ) so I usually miss it and don't even think about it even when it is a good wonder to get. The Egyptians built it in 395 BC, so I didn't even have the tech to build it until it was finished The Wonders I usually go for in the earlish game are: The Oracle The Pyramids (if I have stone) The Great Library The Parthenon Are any of the other ones that I ignore powerful enough that I should beeline to them? As for Specialists, I usually build a GP farm if I'm going for a cultural victory or if I have a peaceful start (then I micromanage and specialize cities more and focus on getting the Great Library in a city with lots of commerce or food to make a super science city). Usually when I start with war it goes build troops -> get too many cities -> panic about how bad my tech rate is -> cottage everything. How should use Specialists in this situation? If I had the Pyramids I would go representation and farm everything and run scientists but since I don't the scientists will only make 3 beakers so cottages are better right...?