Spoiler : So this is 2-9, deity, with abc bonuses increased to 600, 350, 220 to drastically increase ai performance. I am the only one in classical, have lead in tech by one or two, three next turn, and in policies by one. I went authority, straight monument, stonehenge, settler, shrine, settler, granary, settler, roman forum. Every city is monument into shrine, of course without investing. I only invested in one granary so far but it because I have unusual tons of money for this stage of the game. I bought all four workers and am building roads after getting luxes connected. I went goddess of festivals and it was amazing for me, beside the fact that I forgot that initially and sell off my first luxury. I am a really bad player, half of my play is rectifying everything I messed up. Washington also messed up, his first city in the south, instead of forwarding me is basically a death sentence for him. Literally I am in no rush to get cocoa monopoly bonus, which one should always rush, and I will have culture from garrisons in a moment. I plan two additional cities in the east, then army expansion. I am thinking of hero worship, because council of elders in this situation would be plain cheating, and diligence, do you have other propositions? Yeah, I was lucky with city states quests that gave me much science themselves for discoveries, I am after my first golden age, and I receive free military due to alliance with military city state. I will receive free religion due to one religious friend and one ally. On top of that is german ua which is now doubling my science and culture. The question is with such an accidental lead, was I too lucky? Should I give up and restart? Or what would you do in this situation? Such immense early lead shouldn't really be happening on deity. I hope for russia to awake and start settling me from the east. She has two cities right now, probably due to lost pyramids. Side question is, is germany too op? I think it is a little too inconsistent providing nothing when isolated and with bad quests but unforgivingly beastly when random quests will play into the hands of the player. Something more moderate and not as random as city states quests would be preferable, do you agree? I encourage you to test yourself against deity (especially with increased ai bonuses) with some early help from this good start, especially if you aren't usual deity player. I am interested if someone can screw up this immense start. Probably I will, I already frozen the development of my army and I am sure washington will attack in some time. Save file https://easyupload.io/k9vq7g I am actually also thinking of just testing peaceful authority, and maybe artistry? Would you think it would be valuable? I think I would like to test this out. Straight conquering feels to gamey in this situation, especially since casimir in warsaw already have two wonders and is likely to build more.