So I've been playing civ 5 a while and i've got the new expansion. I do the same thing every single game and when i try another civ besides China, I invariably end up going back. here is what I do. I pick China, then I almost always go straight for GL to get the papryus benefit of the speical building. then I build national college. then i go for 2 more cities. then i just ramp wonders ( I love wonders) -typically in the main city. and I just purchase the settlers for those two cities. these usually works every time. I am a little odd in that I don't like the city states and I really like the early science boost I get from this speical building from China. By the time I have GL, I usually am way ahead of everyone else and start to quickly ramp to machinery. that gives me the chinese speical unit crossbowman which is pretty much unstoppable.. by then i've pretty much won. Basically- 1) I love science 2) I love starting slow but catapulting ahead and building lots of wonders 3) I tend to do about 3-5 cities. then expand once i've gotten machinery What other civ should i try that can get the science bonus, build wonders and leap frog like china does. i don't even really use the Generals the chinese get. i just love that building. am I seeing this wrong? what other civ would be better to try? I am desperate for something new but everytime I try..im like. China is better. I am thinking the right things to try if I can get a good strategy is: 1) egypt 2) korea 3) maybe babylon? 4) perisa?