A big "yes" to both. I definitely don't want to play the Macedonians on Deity. Having a nice cosy part of the world all to myself as Persia was already "bad enough"... Imagine having two close borders with two power-houses, Rome and Persia, plus the growing threat from the north, Scythia, who on Deity can quickly become quite strong. And I should have had the idea with razing the Macedon base in Asia Minor and blocking the choke-point much earlier... Would have made the game a lot easier.