About capital settling: Spoiler : I usually settle in place, no matter what. At least on Warlords, this proved to be a good strat. On Vanilla I usually evaluated the idea of losing one turn to find a better place. I like founding on a plains hill. That extra hammer in the very early stage of the game is good enough for me to not think of anything else. Of course, later, this should prove wrong. But not necessarily I intend to run Big B, nor leave the capital on the initial city forever. Usually when I see a coastal start I think of moving the capital. If I can find a cottageable land, I move. Else, I just wait until Liberalism to run either Free Speech or Nationhood. As TriviAl said, this game is turning out good enough for new thoughts. I may re-evaluate my ideas soon with this expansion!