Hey all, I just bought Rising Tide, and I've struggled to get a decent starting site the past couple of days. I set up the map in advanced options as: Terran 4 billion years Medium sea level Temperate climate Temperate rainfall Lush biome Massive map size 10 Sponsors Resources: Sometimes Standard, sometimes Abundant I left everything else default. The problem is that the game keeps dumping me in starting places like tundra or 2 - 3 tile islands, or on a couple of occasions directly on the South Pole on a single grassland tile. That's some really messed up placement compared to all the Civ's I've played. Civ 1 through Civ 5. I have never gotten placed at polar regions or on a 1, 2, or 3 tile island before. A few other times, the game dumps me in an area with lots of canyons, but I did not pick the mountain + canyon exo planet. Other starts do place me on grassland or plains, but very few resources. Is there any XML editing tips to make these starting locations much better? A more consistent start placement in line with terrestrial planets? More like starting spots in Civ 3, Civ 4, and Civ 5?