I know you claimed you fixed tile yields in FE 1.2 or whatever (you didn't). But not it's even worse in LH. Endless seas of 2/3/0s and similar crap (at least that's how it was in FE). Now in LH it's very few habitable tiles anywhere, and those that are, suck, hard. And woods and rivers still act as essence repulsion objects, where you'll NEVER get a good city with essence and access to woods and river tiles (especially since you can never build wood mills or piers unless you start next to a woods or river).
Please FIX tile yields so this is not a game of "got a lucky start."