I Won My First Two Deity Victories in Civilization V
On June 26, 2014, I beat my first Deity game in Civ 5. I decided to play a Highland map surrounded by mountains, huge, with maximum city states. Luck of the draw pitted me against Genghis Khan, who was never able to march an army to my capital in time due to the long, almost impassible mountains that stood between us.
The most satisfying part was securing nuclear weapons then passing a ban on them through the World Congress so the Mongolians were afraid of me.
Three days later, on June 29th, I came back and decided to try another Deity duel using Austria on a Highlands map. This time around, I was randomly pitted against the Iroquois. I won a science victory, again, only a bit faster this time.
For some reason, Hiawatha was incredibly hostile to me and kept freaking out thinking I was going to attack him.
The ultimate goal before being done with the game is to be able to play on a standard map, standard rules, standard time, standard settings, all on Deity, and be able to pull off a victory. The odds are stacked against the player so badly that there are only a few people in the world capable of doing it. I’m starting to figure out the quirks of the game, though. One way I was able to accelerate my victory was to ignore trade routes externally and focus them, instead, inside to increase food production (and thus, science).