There may or may not be more seafood in the fog (although it'd be rather insane if there was still more ), but either way I don't think that affects the choice of a Work Boat first. I now think that the seafood that we can already see, as well as the fact that we started with Fishing (and factoring in the time it takes to research AH)... all means that a Work Boat seems to be the logical first build. Yeah, it could be a good Moai Statues site... but there might be better ones around too. We just don't know at the moment, so let's not get too far ahead of ourselves. Still, good to keep in mind. With all the hills and forests around, I think Mining -> Bronze Working after Animal Husbandry would probably be the best strategy for this start on any difficulty level. Sailing can wait for now, it's not a first priority. The Wheel may be needed if we have a strategic resource to hook up, but for now it's far lower on the agenda than Bronze Working. In my mind now, I don't think there's any doubt about whether we should build a Work Boat first or not. The question now seems to be whether it's worth building a second Work Boat straight after the first, or a Worker. Personally I suspect that the Worker next (followed by the second Work Boat) would give a greater benefit, but that's just a hunch - I haven't done any calculations to back it up. If someone else wants to look into that, they'd be most welcome to. Yep, indeed. It's a superb starting location - much better than usual for the difficulty level. Cheers! I'll do my best. Okay, good to know. I'm fairly sure it argues strongly in favour of Settling before getting the hut. On the high difficulty levels, a free tech is usually the best thing you can possibly hope for from a hut - so we should make sure our chances of getting one are as high as possible!