Hey. I'm not completely new to games such as these but I have to say that this is something different than AoE2. For the most part I understand the game mechanics, but I am still struggling to develop a build order and play style. I imagine myself either being a slow expansionist who develops good defense before making an offense -- possibly leading to either a science or domination victory, or razzing the landscape as conquerer. I've read some posts and watched several videos on getting started on youtube, but I still feel kind of lost. I end up playing the first 100 or so moves of a game before saving and trying out a new civilization in another game. I'm wondering if you guys can give me better direction of what I might want for civilization, build order, victory, etc.. Everyone here seems to have a specific build order of what to build, when to build it, and why. I look forward to your replies!