finished it outPlayed up to 131 (Demigod)
Yeah, I didn't think that going for all three of those early wonders was optimal, I just couldn't resist trying it out when I saw an industrious leader with stone and an isolated start. I think I've recovered OK. Tech is still slow but I'm catching up. Easy to throw down coastal cities with the GLH, and the great wall means I don't have to pay any maintenance costs for protective units. I've also built the Parthenon and Great Library.
I managed to get out a library in time, so my pyramids city made a great person before the great wall (capital) city did. Great Spy would indeed be useless here. Unfortunately it produced an engineer... and then a SECOND engineer at low odds. I used the first to bulb metal casting, but lost out on the Colossus by a few turns. I'm trying to decide now if I should use this second one to bulb machinery and go for optics, or research music and use him to build the Sistine Chapel for a culture victory. Someone else already got the music Great Artist so I feel like I don't have time to build it normally, even with marble/industrious.View attachment 620733 View attachment 620734
Cultural victory, turn 302
Pretty easy since the other continent was constantly at war. I built sistine the normal way since no one else was going for it, and bulbed machinery with my GE.
lincoln was the most advanced by far, despite being a vassal with 4 cities. If it wasn't for him I could have won liberalism and a lot more wonders.
I double-bulbed astronomy, and traded it around to instantly catch up in tech.
researched divine right for the wonders, and got some trades from it too. I don't think I've ever done that before.
The Great Lighthouse was really "great" for about 25 turns, then all the AIs went into mercantilism. Then I switched to mercantilism too. Definitely not worth it.