In this city I was trying a lot of new things in the style that I built houses. I found that it worked very well as a was able to get a small palace without any fruit. Possible yet difficult. In the game you start off with good all around rating points which could easily be improved. The population is about 7500 when the game starts. About ten minutes later you get the message asking if you want to accept a promotion or continue governing. Do what you wish:-) If you are having problems playing Caesar3, I have included my Quaestor assignment, and you will see that with some practice and by trying new things, the game can be easily mastered.