I have been working on some new videos of the new beta. This time around the focus in the early game is centered on character development instead of grand strategy. I love it, but some may not understand how to manage the early game now that it is different. The change is subtle, but now exploration is the key to success. You have to go out into the wastes and find resources, take on quests. Kill what you can and run from anything you can't is a good rule of thumb. The video starts a few turns in after I had the presence of mind to start recording. What you may have missed is me finding my early heroes and wiping out some easy baddies. I explored a little, soloing my two heroes with great care. When the video starts I have found the limits of that strategy and regroup in order to take on harder monsters. You will notice that my city seems to take care of itself. There is not alot of micromanagement in the early game, just some really important choices.