Can I get a few starting tips please? I can never decide what to research first. This obviously depends on the settings, but there must be a few basic technologies that should be researched first no matter what. Same thing with virtues. I just don't know what's better to do at the beginning. I tried going with the might tree for the science bonus from killing aliens, but it didn't seem to help much and felt like a waste. Knowledge look good, but not until the city is bigger. I have no idea about Industry. Prosperity feels like a double edged sword as it gets me into negative health relatively quickly.