I have only played about 5 Marathon games and 5 online games often not to completion so my experience is very limited but I am interested to see what people feel even if they have just say played epic and standard which of the 2 is harder and easier and why. Weirdly I am finding I prefer standard for difficulty but putting my finger on exactly why is hard because I do not have enough knowledge. I do know if I do not have enough units on Marathon I can get seriously rolled and barbs are quite a pain and XP is harder to get. Standard seems to have the hardest golden age but it is just a feeling, what are the statistics? Online is so fast, much planning you get wrong can be punished hard but you can build units very fast and barbs are just less of a pain.