My friends and I keep trying to do multiplayer games of Civilization 5, but we have a lot of trouble- the difficulty always resets to Prince. Apparently, this is a huge problem for a lot of people and Firaxis hasn't fixed the problem in >3 years now. Are there any ways to avoid the issue? I have ruled out the starting difficulty as the cause of the glitch, and I have ruled out that it is not specific to whether you are playing online or on LAN.
It has become obvious that we can't fix the glitch, I just would like to know how to avoid it.