I just saw a Scythian second city on turn 5. Like wtf? How on the planet is the game so heavily balanced in the AI's favour even on Emperor? I definitely don't remember the civ5 emperor difficulty being so skewed. Looking around, I saw a couple more reports of this issue as well. Is there any way I can edit what bonuses the AI gets? Right now, king feels far too easy (the AI cannot handle Eurekas well), but on emperor I cannot get a decent second city without conquest. (Not to forget the insane carpet of missionaries from Gandhi every time).