After improving my game I regularly crush the AI on monarch-by conquest/domination using any civ on most settings and I think it may be time to promote. I have some questions regarding strategy at emperor 1) Can I retain the loose cxxxc build or I must move to cxxc? 2) Can I use the mid-ancient rush strat on Emperor? Now when expansion phase is closing I start build massive military like 14 vet archers or 10 vet swords, invade the closest civ's core and take the capital gaining prime land for later building. 3) Can I reach philosophy first on emperor and if I can should I try building great library?, until now I didn't build the great library. 4) How to defend against tanks?, until now I had at least half-era tech lead in IA on monarch, now expecting the opposite. 5) How to deal with early happiness problem? use the first warrior as MP or use lux rate? 6) What civ to take for agressive strategy?, now I prefer varous scientific civs. 7) What are the best settings for the map for the first game?