I havent been playing Civ3 for long but have progressed nicely up the difficulty levels and just won my first Emperor game. Thing is, it seemed to me that the jump from Monarch to Emperor was a greater leap than any of the previous ones. Maybe just my imagination but Emperor seemed a LOT tougher than Monarch. The AI civs just accellerated away with techs in the early part of the game, and also seemed to build their initial empires much quicker than So I wondered what I should expect in the next difficulty levels. Is there any info as to exactly what advantages the AI civs receive and what penalties (if any) ones own Civ receives at each difficulty level.