This thread is meant solely for the discussion of strategies relating to achieving victory in the higher difficulty (Immortal-Deity) games of Civilization V. For the sake of balanced results and the utmost effective strategy, mods are to be disabled, and no gimmick strategies are to discussed. If your strategy requires regenerating the map until you have an optimal starting location, nobody cares. KEEP THE DISCUSSION ON TOPIC. Welcome to the Elitists' Den. We have only the finest luxuries available to man and our wine flows as freely as the rivers of gold across our empires. All of this is available to you, so long as you remember the code of the Elite. The Code: 1. Cheating is not permitted. Our foes, the AI, cheat. We do not. Modding is against the code, regenerating is against the code, changing the game rules to ridiculous measures is against the code. Use your discretion in regard to all of this. 2. Gimmicks are not permitted. Anyone can win an unfair fight. The AI does, we don't. We survive unrelenting adversaries and topple the opposition with methods so fair, it brings fear to the hearts of our opponents. If you can't win a fair fight, you can't win one at all. 3. Do not overstay your welcome. We, at the Den, are most gracious hosts. We provide a forum for your thought and an audience for your tales of conquest. Abusing our attention is against the code. 4. Fighting is not permitted. Insulting other Elitists' strategies without basis is against the code. Inversely, provoking our guests' fury with your mundane and useless strategies is against the code. If you want to argue and bicker, take it outside the Den. 5. Only Elitists are allowed in. If you have a very good strategy that works very, very well on King, Prince, or Emperor, we applaud you; however, strategies untested on Immortal or Deity are not permitted. If you propose a strategy and are criticized for it, take it like a man and learn from your mistakes. Elitists are always willing to accept criticism. Refer to Rule 4 for questions. 6. All Elitists must follow the Code. Violators will be asked to leave the Den. Formatting: THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR ORGANIZATIONAL PURPOSES. All submitted strategies must follow the following formatting: Code: Difficulty Civilization [General] Victory Focus Standard Settings Advanced Settings, if applicable Strategy, in detail. Example: Code: Deity Japanese Empire Diplomatic Focus Standard Continents. Standard Time pace. Disabled Start Bias, Random Personalities. *Extensive Strategy Description* Multiplayer and Online Play: To be established following a hotfix or patch. External Links: To be established. Suggestions are welcome via Private Message. Welcome: Welcome all new guests. Discussion is highly encouraged, this means suggestions and criticisms. Do not be shy here at the Den, for your opinions are what allows us to thrive. Please follow the formatting rules and use proper grammar and spelling to the best of your ability. Join us in our pursuit to become the greatest Civilization players in the world and foster your own Elitism.