I'm still a Civ 4 newbie so I'm trying to figure out how to manage the game. When I get to the end and have a lot of cities, including ones I've taken over, I find myself somewhat mindlessly building things. (For example, putting a theatre and a colosseum in every city as soon as they're available.) The last game I played I changed my objectives from cultural victory to technological victory (while warring with Persia) to finally accepting a diplomatic victory just to put an end to it. I know the endgame changes depending on how you play, obviously, but do you have any advice for how to manage a growing empire towards the end of the game? Is it better to keep expanding or to improve every city you have? What is a reasonable objective for a new (and still very confused) player moving up in difficulty, and how does the endgame fit in? Thanks for any ideaas.