Hello. I mostly play archipelago because I like exploration, peaceful building, and don't want too many land wars. But unfortunately, more often than not, I get so poor a start that i have to restart. Typical, frequent poor starts are: - Being too far away from anyone prior to Astronomy. You're pretty much dead, unless you have a great island on your own. Which isn't that frequent. - Starting near the pole, with mostly ice and toundra around you. - Being stuck on a small island that you must even share with a neighbour, while nearby another civ enjoys three times as much space by itself (extremely frequent). - Low resource starts. It is common for me to have neither copper, nor horses nor iron within reach. Or no luxury resource whatsoever. I really wish archipelago starts would be more balanced.