Hello CivFanatics. This is my first post on this forum and I wanted to share a recent game I had with the Shoshone on Emperor difficulty. In most of my games, I typically have the tech lead. I usually am the first to get to the Renaissance era and I am always the first to get to the Industrial... until now. While I was researching the tech to get the Porcelain Tower, a popup appeared to inform me that another Civ had built it. Another popup had also appeared to tell me that Polynesia had entered the Industrial Era. This was a double surprise for me since not only was I being beaten in late-game tech, it was by Polynesia, who typically ends up at the bottom of the scoreboard in most of my games. Although they possibly did have the Great Library (not sure), that usually doesn't mean anything for me. I've played games where Babylon or Korea AI built the Great Library and I'll have beaten them in tech by the mid-Renaissance. And it shouldn't be the difficulty either since this is my 10th game or so on Emperor. So is there an explanation for why of all Civs, it is Polynesia who on the top of tech race?