I’ve been playing recently at Very Hard. I’m still a hit and miss with the protestors during the 300 push, so I’ve been resorting to setting wages at +4 and riding out the annoyed sentiment for a month or two.
I abandoned my hurried first attempt on this map when the palace area was damaged by the earthquake. A different location on the plateau turned out to be a better spot for palaces. I also made the set-up easier the second time by duplicating a couple of insulae blocks.
City will reach its final population of 8832 in a year's time.
No debt and no outstanding requests.
This game was played on regular Caesar using the .map file.