Hi everyone! I took quite some time off the game and just got back to look at the things which came with the game mode and Balance patch Updates. So far I'am really having fun. I know a lot of you are upset with the game, but I kind of see it as what it is and don't measure it according to my expectations and wishes. So yea, I'am having fun But in my reagular games, after testing everything, I just leave heroes, cooperations and secret societies on. I nearly exlclusively play on small or standard pangea, as otherwise you may have issues with room or isolation. If you found different map types having the same perks, I'd love to read in the comments which one those are. I got a pretty nice, yet unfinished, roman domination run but I just hit t197 bombers so good night everyone left. The first one was a (for my cosmos) very good russian SV at T243. I admit that heroes feels a bit like cheating and I abused hercules, esp. for the space ports, but I could've bought them with faith or gold easiely. But still this one could have been faster without messing up admussen and citie states. Here comes the main reason for my posting: I lacked exploration because I had a little horsie clapping at the start and lost my Single scout, just forgot. After this I went peaceful and I found a single science CS which was gobbeled up quickly by AI. I didn't pay attention and had no measures to react to this on the other side of the world. I just realized "oh crap for what was this?" while chopping out kilwa on auto pilot. How do you protect you science cs's? What is the CB mechanic around this? Do you maintain a seizable army on your way to space? I lacked this, I didn't pillage aswell, just befriended everyone, one reaearch alliance and spy spam on the rest. Feels really bad to blow kilwa into nothing. I often encounter maps with one or even Zero science cs's as default. Thanks in advanced for any Response! Have a nice weekend.