Hello. This is my second game of Gathering Storm. Continents, standard size, Emperor difficulty, Ancient-->Modern (t250 standard), Egypt I wouldn't call it a disaster, but I am getting crushed by my ally Rome. Anyway, I wanted to ask, would anyone be willing to take a look and offer suggestions? What am I doing well, and what could be improved? Have I built the right buildings and the right tile improvements? I haven't actually built any theater squares yet. Here's the thing. I don't like to remove rainforests and woods unless absolutely necessary, and I don't like to build districts anywhere without good adjacency bonuses. Finally, I don't like to harvest or remove any resources. This is just not something I do, ever. Maybe this is because of how much I played other civ games. How bad is this? Maybe I just need some "tough love." Also, I hate and I mean hate putting too many cities close together. I want each city to be huge and work every possible tile. Normally I want at least 5 tiles of separation, but I forced myself to put some four tiles apart. Thanks so much to anyone who can help me be a better player.