If this has been covered before I apologize. I've never had any luck with the search function on the Elemental forums.
One of the biggest things I've noticed about how FE has changed from the first game is how city creation has been altered.
What is the deal with needing to find grain? I'll actually find a patch of grain and send my pioneer to it and I can't settle. But those resource flags will be covering an area around a nearby river. So I can settle a new city there. But if I find green land or a river later on, there's no guarantee that the area will be settleable.
Is there a site with basic info on how this is supposed to work, how we're supposed to play FE in contrast to the play style of Elemental? I looked for a wiki but couldn't find anything useful. And the ingame info section is woefully lacking on some topics.