@BIC Good point on improving Rice before 2nd gold, I'll try some tests to find out. @BIC & hydraculas 1st, I prefer to let 3rd citizen work on gold mine forever since the limited factor of Oracle is commerce, everything should be behind. The earlier Oracle not only leads to higher safety, but also let us gain the Bureo bonus earlier. Then, the way I see the difference between improving Horse or Gold 1st is the gain from 3rd citizen, If horse 1st, 3rd citizen can work on the 1F4H1C tile instead of 3H tile for 2 turns, that's 4H2C when producing settler that time. Gold 1st enable 3rd citizen to work on gold mine 2 turns earlier, the difference is 12C vs 4H2C, so the total difference of Gold:Horse is 12C vs 8H4C. Pretty close, right? However, then gold 1st saves 4 worker turns which leads to ..... you know. @dingding Plan looks good. I will take BIC's suggestion of roading the gold mine instead of forest.(yeah, that's my suggestion before since I thought we need to send both workers back to capital that time. Edit: (Nah, that will delay 2nd city 1 turn) Let capital start settler once it hits size 3 and 3rd worker before completing 3rd warrior. The benefit is that capital can finish the 3rd warrior by working on the silk tile while 2nd city is taking the gold tile. On EP: I think Gandhi is the best choice since he is the potential best techer. If he does not expand fast enough, we can even consider to gift him a city in our continent so that we can put our EP on good usage.