Deity to 25AD where I retire in winning position: This one was interesting from the start in terms where to settle and such. Settling the Ivory gives early production, but settling in place allows for a better second city as London can reveal all the good tiles with culture before T50. Anyway, I went with settling on Ivory, figuring that maybe extra continuous production would make me safer against barbs and also saves 4 worker turns, which is almost a cottage. Spoiler : The other important thing was getting the important city spots. For me, the obvious GP farm is across the London, and that site also has Rice and Clams plus 3 Fish from London. I managed to get there just before Gilgamesh and I also went farther East to grab the Gold/Rice/Horse site. Also just in time before Genghis (he was 4-5 turns away from it). Genghis attacked WK early but I also knew that Gilgamesh with no religion is gonna attack me at some point and therefore I settled 7 cities and went for Elepult. The bpt was surreal for the whole game. I think I was the leader most of the time. Before attacking Gilga, I practically gifted him Aesthetics because he is so prone to building wonders and he had Marble. Building wonders means less units. And means wonders. Or failgold to trade for when we get the Currency. Some pictures: Spoiler : End notes: Everything went really well. I got some wonders, and some more than expected (I really adore MoM). I only didn't get Mids from the wonders I cherish. So, the other guys are relatively advanced, except vulnerable and hopeless GK. My end bpt is not actually over 631. It is just the petty benchmark I do around 1AD. The game where I have it over 300 is considered to be easy. Sustainalble bpt is 491 bpt when I hire all the specialists in GP Farms and return production to Forges. But it hurts to hire specialists over 5 coasts (Colossus+Gage+Fin). Due to the shape of this map, Cuir/Cavs could end it before 1000AD but I lack the motivation due to the almost similar Stalin map I played last weekend. Can any kind soul tell about some more challenging map lately but with people participating? And not All War? I could go and watch the threads, but that also means that I'd see stuff I should not see.