Is this the way most people play??
All except for your group, apparently.
I am sure now someone will use "alphabetical order cties" on their new expansion map. J.C.?
Did I miss it somewhere in the rules??
My question is how you came with the "forced to place them in alphabetical order" idea.
You don't even have to place the city in the approprate dark/light half of the board--which I have seen people think they had to do.