As many of you may have noticed strategic resources in VI are relatively rare compared to V which were much improved from the overabundance of strat-resources that were available in IV. I personally love this change. I liked it in V too but I still felt that strategic resources were too easy to come by/trade for in that game. With VI all of a sudden the map and what is on it becomes very, very important. Cities that harbor certain resources become a priority to protect and the resources of others are very often reason enough to hatch a plan for war or of a hurried plan of defense. The only thing I do not like and wish they do fix is that strategic resources sometimes spawn in ridiculous areas. For example... in my last game (fractal) all of the iron spawned on 'arctic' tiles. Every. Single. One. Other than that VI truly does fulfill the desire I have as a player to have strategic resources feel important. When I have iron, it matters. When I have oil, it matters. When I have everything and everyone else has nothing - IT IS GAME CHANGING -.