MadDjinn's streams seem to have clearly answered people's worries that wide play won't be viable in BE. He's even said several times that in BE, wide empires have the advantage. I'm actually beginning to think that tall will be the strat that won't be viable. Maybe it's just MD's play style, he likes to go wide, but we haven't seen really any examples of players winning on the back of 4-5 giant cities. The lack of mirroring internal trade routes seems like an issue, but on the other hand the less painful unhealth modifiers seem like they'll benefit tall cities as much as wide ones. Is anyone worried tall play won't be viable? Would that even be a bad thing?