Sometimes you wish, you could just run the game and not worry about having to manually enter the research or building housing and armies. This bot does it for you. It also provides a nice server map, so you know where your strongest enemies are.
Updated link, to latest bot release. However after this month (May 2010), this bot may or may not work. Development has actively stopped, as of May 1st 2010, due to DMCA warnings by Evony.