Hello there dear civlovers! I'm opening this thread just to share my impressions on the new patch. I've just finished my first run on it and went actually well. I'm not really sure if my approach on the new science line is totally objective since my only game with it was played with Trajan, that roman BEAST. It could lead to an insane early development so I lost the point, who knows... Why do I say Trajan is so damn good? The recent buff to industrial zones regarding all those housing districts (aqueducts, roman baths, dams and canals) may weigh positively on this leader, but is nothing compared to Religious Settlements. The buff this pantheon has suffered is kind of broken with Trajan. His free monuments on new cities combined with the free settler provided by the pantheon gives you an incredible snowball capability. Needn't to focus on building monuments implies you can use all your early production into settlers and troops, leading to a pretty strong early development. All that, mixed with those Legions (a warrior + 150 gold + 10 iron), makes him unstoppable. In the game I've told you about, I ended with like 16 cities by turn 100, having been capable of building all the science infrastructure since those legions made it all (I even needn't muskets!). Finally the game ended on turn 171 with a science victory. I know this is not that fast, but is my best record so far. I just wanted to share it with you and read your own impressions. Cheers!