Indeed. On standard settings (std map size, 7 civs, medium sea level) there is typically room for about 4 or 5 cities per civ, whereas I prefer at least 8 (which is the minimum to build the Forbidden Palace). So, a purely pacifist game is almost out of the question, even on Noble difficulty. I find at least one early war is required to get the land you need.|
The 'trick' to successful early war, ime, is to finish off one AI as quickly as possible, only keeping the very best of its cities so as not stiffle my economy.
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