well, as usual, i'm having trouble getting a fast start on science. I am playing on cheiftan yet i haven't been able to get near to space fligh on my first game, my second is slightly better but i think it is still slow.... so how do you get techs fast?? when i change the tax rate in despotism, it doesn't do any good. Only when im in monarchy does it have an effect. and in despotism, techs come at 32 turns!! by the time i get monarchy it is around 700 bc or so. any tips or strategies?!