I have a problem with placement in Civ IV. I understand what makes an "ideal" city when it comes to specialization, but give me a blank map to explore, and I don't know what to do. I'm terrified of putting down a city that won't grow to it's full potential, or, even worse, will burden all of my other cities with high upkeep costs. I have a save file here with my capitol city and my first settler, I think it would help me a lot if anyone would be willing to give me their opinion on where I should place my first and subsequent settlers so that I can better understand how to portion out the random maps I am given. Here's some screenshots and the save; the game is Monarch, I'm playing as Elizabeth on Standard Continents and I'm sharing a landmass with Babylon. I attached a save with the post; I realized also that a pure game save might be valuable so I'm also attaching the game circa 4000 BC. Thank you to anyone who might help, my game is suffering from paralysis right now because of this issue.