I've only played 1 and 3/4 games so far. First, is this game always this quiet? I mean that there doesn't seem to be much interaction between colonies. Maybe it's just because I haven't angered anyone yet. Also it seems like the standard map size is pretty small with few rivals. Would it be more lively with more players/bigger map? I never played with really big maps on longer game settings in civ 4 since it got to be a lot of work, but it seems like you don't need to expand as forcefully in this. Probably because you don't have to directly defeat the other colonies In non-European trade a viable option? I've read that natives don't pay much for anything other than guns, horses, and tools even if it says an item is in demand. If that's true then does that mean that if I have a "goods party" should I just pack up production of whatever I threw overboard assuming it isn't practical like tools? I assume other colonies wouldn't buy anything that wasn't practical either. Are there any reasonably complete, good mods for this? Any obvious flaws that I could mod away myself?