Do push-ups. Difficulty: Monarch Map: Random Continents Size: Standard Speed: Normal Era: Ancient After a lengthy losing streak with trying new strategies, I am wanting YOUR help! I started Isolated and it looks like each AI has their own Continent as well. I am well worried about a couple of my neighbors: Zaro and Frederick. I posted a save at 1370AD. I am in good shape Tech wise but would like some advice as what to do to win this match. I am not well versed in Isolated starts. Play the save and let me know. Plans for the near future: I will be getting Constitution shortly and will jump into Representation ASAP (Spiritual Leader). What is next sir or madam? You should play anyways because I left a Great Scientist idle....and you can pick what you do with him, everyone loves this, right?! I would also like to discuss the Economy I am using here. No labels but I am running as many Cottages as possible and then hiring Scientists. I have a lot of Scientists hired. Is this optimal? Would it be better to run a Scientist over a Cottage site? Would a lower City Population and less tiles worked be better here? I would also like to discuss using Theaters as the main Happiness generators. With a lot of Research coming from my Scientists, I can run the Research Slider very low. I can then raise the Culture Slider to give Happiness. A Theater doubles this effect. I bypassed Hereditary Rule and went this route. Viable? Anyone else ever do this? Thank you for your time.