So right now level 6 (Emperor?) is too easy for me but Immortal is too difficult. I think it has to mainly do with my science. I've tried a few different games 3 or 4 with Russia and 2 with Morocco but ended up quitting each of them after I started falling so far behind. I was trying to go for a Diplomacy victory by building up enough GNP that I could just buy out all of the city states but I get left in the dust when it comes to science so I don't have a shot at building some of the wonders I need like Petra, Forbidden Palace or Leaning Tower. I don't expect to get all of them but I don't seem to have a legitimate shot at any of them unless I throw everything I have into getting one. I always feel like I'm behind after the ancient era. Maybe it's how I start? Usually I start my games out by building a worker or a scout depending on if I have a luxury resource I can work on almost right away like Salt or Silver. Writing is usually one of the first 3 or 4 techs I discover but even when I've tried making a point of building a library as soon as possible I'm still behind in science and ended up neglecting everything else. Any advice?