I haven't played civilization before this course started. Now I have played few quick games I'm still bad at it especially in endgame. I have only played single player now but maybe we get started with the multiplayer soon enough.
I'm probably going to try be really peaceful with my neighbors (at least in start) but still going to do a lot of defense. I'm going to be Greek with Alexander as a leader in my first move I didn't even create my city yet because didn't like the spot I was at. I'm playing with two people who haven't played the game yet so no worries.