I played my first game of Antike with 5 other people. Everyone but me started at Marble, then paid one resource on the next turn to jump to Temple. Having never played before, I went another way, just to be different.
Getting a temple built on turn 2 obviously kick-starts your economy, but is it really the best way to start? Did everyone know something I didn't or were they all just mirroring each other?
FWIW, I went Gold-Arming-Know How and claimed the first VP on turn 3.