Sorry if something like this was posted before. I'm curious what difficulty level you will try first. I'm a bit uncertain myself. I messed around with CIV4 for years before learning how to play somewhat decently - I can beat Immortal now. However, I'm certain I will not start CIV5 anywhere near that level. I may just go with the lowest difficulty just to get a feel for all the new features. How 'bout you? edit: My assumption from what I have seen so far is that the difficulty levels are unchanged. Please let me know if this is incorrect.