Okay, first off, please don't flame me if I'm not better than you. I'm struggling with getting a technology victory on King difficulty and would like some tips. I've been using Alexander (and would prefer to continue to do so). Twice now I've been surpassed within the last 10 years or so and lost the space race. I've been THAT close. What seems to be the difference is that both times the winning Civilization (once the Japanese and once the Indians) never really had to battle anyone. I, on the other hand, had three other Civilizations fighting me the whole way, forcing me to slow down some research in order to build up formidable defenses. The one thing I never do is I never give away Great People and I never give another Civilization any tech in trade for a few turns of peace. So, knowing all of that, is there something I'm doing wrong here? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!