So I am a fairly experience player with around 200 h and a few Diety wins under my belt. From what I understand playing optimally would traditionally include settling as many cities as possible, and conquering everything. But I find offensive wars a bit tedious and it to be more enjoyable to play tall and is how I have gotten most of my wins. However I don't really know what the meta is and how disadvantaged I am for not settling more than 7 cities. So what would you all say is the most important parts of playing tall and how disadvantaged am I for playing it? I.e. what win conditions are the best for playing tall and such.