1. Don't let Basium sit for any amount of time. he gets real annoying, real fast. 2. (on the same note) Heralds are disgusting on deity. 3. you will lose that battle you absolutely have to win. unless your defending for some reason. 4. Naming units that are highly XP'd makes the game more interesting and personal. "your Malekith defeated a hippus horse archer while defending" is just awesome. 5. if you are going for anything but a tower victory, Djinns are the way to go. mine were strength 39 toward the end of the game. 6. the Svaltafar are sexist, all the units are female except the really good ones. "excuse me mam, so you want to be phalanx, beastmaster, immortal, or crossbowman? I'm afraid the only positions we have open are warrior, hunter, assassin, champion or ranger." 7. "No settlers" is alot more fun than you might think.