My roomate and i loved playing hotseat multiplayer and now do it over the internet . (our hub does not allow us to play lan games) . However we usually have to restart 30 to 50 times before we get a game we can play full length. the difficulty setting is noble. 8 computers Domination and Conquest victories only. Ancient time set no advanced start. world size huge fractal land mass. Is there something we can change to make it a challenging game but not over challenging? Perhaps lowering the amount of computers to 6 or 8? or changing the landmass type?