I'm just curious what everyone usually goes with here. I've been playing 1:1, usually 15, 15 on a large Perfectworld map (which is somewhere between large and huge for other map scripts). I noticed in another thread, 1:2, or 8 and 16 on a large map was considered standard? This seems like a lot of city states to me, not only would this heavily discourage wide empires, but it would provide very little competition among tall empires for CS favour. Admittedly I've been playing 1:1 for years, so maybe I need to re-assess that? Is 1:2 really what the game was balanced around? What does everyone else usually go with?