Greetings all. Like several of you, I've preloaded Civ V from steam and are scouting this and the offical forum for info on the game. I see some polls about what civ to start with and such, but I am curious about something else. What do you plan to do on your first game? I mean what settings will you go for? will you pick and select all the things you can, like civ, number of citystates, other civs, mapsize, maptype, difficulty level and such, or will you just go for the lowest amount of choices and leave the rest to the default settings? For me I will do the following. I pick huge map and marathon game. Then I press play. I dont select the civ I want to play, but let the randomness handle that for me. I probably set it to prince in difficulty level as well, and then I play from start to finish. I doubt I win the game as the victory conditions might not be what I am strong at doing, but it is a randomness to it and it gives me a chance to play a civ I might not play otherwise and adopt other strategies. Also being forced to play a starting location that might not be optimal. But I will play until 2050 or until I either win or lose the game. What do you plan to do for your first playthrough. How much of the settings will you change before you press play?