I was using king and I couldn't believe how well I was actually doing. I took ulundi, mecca and recently I took Cuzco. I couldn't believe that I was able to do it and the ais weren't that hostile against my conquering since I did liberate a few city states that were captured by the ai. I have a few doubts though, I'm last in literacy and I still have about 4 capitals left for domination and it is late (1800s). I did better than last time but I guess it was fun or thought that count.