Hey, I m an average emperor player. I traditionnaly play using a tradition openner using a personal variant of the famous 4 city tradition start. Meaning I only create 3 cities (instead of 4) but I tend to squeeze stonehedge in the beginning of the game. It fits with doing scout - worker - stonehedge build order while having researched potery - calendar - mining (to cut trees). I used to think that this was a brillant idea as: + this is a wonder the AI usually ignores and so easily grabable + it is the insurance of having one of the first religion with best beliefs + it generates a GE that can help rush build a useful wonder later I tend to re-think this strategy at the moment given how science is paramount to everything. By the time I generate the GE, given how late come workshops, my cap is usually able to create any wonder in 8 turns which more or less lessen the use of the GE. And trying to generate a GE prevents from trying to generate GS which hurst the science rush. However, I really like religion and would be sad to abandon its bonus ! Would there be an alternative reliable way to ensure getting a religion which not constrains my bo so much ? Is Stonehedge really worth this ? Is AI still ignoring SH in deity and immortal ? Please let me know your feeling and your thinking about using SH or moving away from it.