I have been playing for a week or so. I just get on and click around for an hour or so... and not much happens. Maybe the standard settings are just slower than I'm used to? Or maybe it's the overwhelming number of things to build and the confusion of the new rules? I am just starting a standard game on Prince. I've tried four or five starts... finally I'm playing America into the 1500s... and it's still just dull. Russia started a war with me, and he's been sending one chariot over to be devoured by my pikemen or frigate... every few turns. No stack of doom as I expected. I stole a settler from Greece, and she didn't really try to fight back. Same with Japan. I'm a warmonger, but no one is even trying to make me pay for it. I build beautiful wonders... but I'm not sure if I'm doing well. My cities grow really slowly, and everything seems to take forever and a day to build. I'm going to tweak settings... but I'm wondering if it's just me?