It's Emperor, large map, Epic, 870 AD, I'm Toku, 7 cities, on a landmass with Joao (15 cities) and Justinian (8 cities). We're all good buddies. I'm about even in tech, I have CS and just got Machinery, so I can build Samurai. Don't have horses, or much in the way of commerce or happy resources. I do have three Great Scientists sitting around, so I could immediately bulb Paper + Education if I wanted. Only WW is the Great Library. I feel like I'm at a crossroads. If I want to use my UU, it seems like I should go to war now. I could switch to Vassalage, and build a Samurai+Cats army, to become Samurai+Trebs. But maybe I should research Engineering first? Or use my GSs to bulb up toward Lib and continue to play peacefully for the time being, take Nationalism with Liberalism and draft Samurai? Tech Guilds and lay down workshops and farms everywhere? Or ??? What would your direction be at this point? Suggestions welcome. Save and screenshots attached.