First of all, this is my first post on this forum so hi everyone! I have recently picked up Civilization 4 (a game I played as a very young child but never quite understood) and have been looking for some tips to win at the Noble difficulty. I found two great articles here on the forum: Article 1 Article 2 What I am wondering is how well this advice holds up today seeing as these posts are a few years old. And also as a more specific question in article 2 it says "Cottage every other city's flatlands, except for one GP farm." Seems simple enough but I wondered what I should do in the other half of my cities? My assumption was that the other cities would have farms on their flatlands but thought I would check with you guys to be sure. Disclaimer: I know that this is a very complex game and there isn't one set of tips you can follow to be successful at every difficulty. Really though I just want to learn the basics to win on noble and start playing with the Nobles Club!