We've just implemented a new version of our old forum ranks!
The new "Idle Villager" rank has some slightly limited abilities here in the forums, and they cannot post discussions or do things like post links or set a signature on their posts. When you have commented 3 times you'll reach the rank of "Scout Cavalry" and gain all the usual posting abilities! This is to help combat spam, and should not affect most of you, as you have likely already posted more than 5 times and have a higher rank:)
What do you guys think the pros and cons of the Persians civ is? I'm going to finally try them out for the first time. I'm put off by the cost of the castle unit. The elephant seems like you cant produce a ton of them