I think I've isolated one my problems early on; I don't get out my first (or any, really) settler out fast enough. I usually get so focused on building up my capital, that it slips my mind. My second city is usually my copper city, but I don't start building that settler usually until I see copper. What's a good time for building a settler? My usual beggining in the game is building a warrior or two until my capital hits pop 2, then a worker. Should I build a settler immediatly after the worker? At pop 3? What's a good guide line? Thanky!