So I just finished my second campaign with Darius (first was Alexander) and I have plenty of questions and things that I don't understand enough to even formulate a question about them. I have to say that I'm starting to really enjoy this game and I feel like once I understand it better it will be one of my favorite strategy games. My first question is about roads. Is there any benefit in connecting a tile with a resource (horse, wine etc) or a trading post, lumber jack to a city or to another tile by a road? I noticed that once I build like a trading post on a tile I start getting the gold immediately but do I get even move gold if I connect that trading post to a city by a road? Also as I was playing one of the city states asked me to connect our respective capitals by a road? I ordered my worker to construct one between my capital and theirs but after he was done it did not look like our capitals were connected so not sure what M'I missing there. Also as I was browsing the site I have seen a lot of people mentioning piety but that's not something I encountered in my first two campaigns which I played well past the 500 turns. Was piety added recently from a patch or something? I bought my copy from amazon.com and now run through steam and I thought steam will automatically update your copy with the latest patch. How do you guys play this game? Do you construct the same buildings in all you cities or only in the capital and leave the other cities undeveloped? I tend to construct the same building in all my cities and only construct the military ones in my capital but that tend to break the wallet later in the game. My last question is about founding new cities. How far should I go from my existing cities when founding new ones? 3, 4, 5 tiles? I read somewhere that cities do not utilize tiles that are 3 hex away from them. Does that mean that if I construct a trading post 4 tiles away from a city I won't get the extra gold? Thanks all and sorry for my English.