Hi there, my first post here, since I'm a civ player mostly, but I got myself the complete addiction (er.. edition) of Civ IV and I thought to give Col a try. Needless to say I got hooked. To be honest I was expecting much worse, based on some comments here, but I think the game is very interesting and nicely done. I do have some questions though: 1) I am Monarch player in Civ: BTS and I was wondering which level in Col corresponds to Noble in Civ? 2) How many cities you recommend for a standard speed, standard size map? 3) How important is to specialize cities?