@AcaMetis Spoiler : I wouldn't have mind that poor isolation map really, but it's not everyones cup of tea. I agree that this map has alot of different options available, but I think that an axerush is the most favourable path to tread. (Mainly due to Agg). Certainly not without options here though. With ind and this much forests, chopping out an early oracle is quite possible. And building pyramids after that you have rep+caste early on (caste helping with borderpops for 3-4 coastal cities set to work two specialists at size3 without granary and without lighthouse). I have to see if I will play my game out. I tend to abandon alot of games after a rush, feeling abit like I have allready eaten all the cherries in the cake. But I might try a peaceful approach out too, just for fun.