Is the computer cheating? Or has unfair advantage? Because no matter what I do, they seem to keep out-researching and out-expanding me. AND allying against me! It's very very demoralizing to make it to the 900 AD with several wonders and decent tech, only to get the Persians demanding tribute after tributes (gold I can give, but GUNPOWDER?!) and when I refused, they proceed to send all the Knights/Immortals at me. I can hold up a while. But then they called upon the Romans. I can take on 2. But just barely. It's alright, but then they signed another with the Zulus. I mean, where's the justice? Who's the agressor?!! I went to find another ally as a buffer state, the Japanese. By Handing over the secret of Gunpowder to them so they may defend themselves better in exchange for MA. They got crushed before their first Musketman is produced. And then the Chinese and Egyptians joined the Persian's Alliance. ARGH. 5 v 2. Omg. The Japanese disappeared into the pages of history. And after seeing 10-30 Knights rumbling to my doorstep, my head can't take it anymore. #$@$#^ What am I doing wrong? I'm damn gracious when dealing with other Civs!!