Thanks to you guys within a few weeks I went from a player barely winning on Noble to totally dominate Monarch so even though I'm not ready for it yet I've started to play all my games on Deity, very challenging and fun! A typical game would be the classic Pangaea map on normal speed, no huts and no random events. I'm still seeking my first win, I usually can last until very late in the game where I lost to a space race or diplomatic victory. That is unless I start next to Shaka... I got owned twice by him on 2 different games, he rushes very very early with a stack of Impis way before I have something to gift him. Because of Impis you can't use chariots so you either have to gamble on bronze working, where you have to be lucky or go straight to archery. I know there's a similar thread for CIV V where the discussed approach would by to go for archery, DoW as soon as you meet him, pump archers and harrass/pillage him until he agrees to make peace. Any thoughts on that?