At Start, Pick Your Own Settlement Location
The first thing I do when I start a new map is moving the Settlement. I usually align it with the Shipyard. I bet most players don't even bother and accept the location the devs picked. This made me wonder: why not add this as part of the game, that you get to pick your Settlement location at the start? It's even a pretty common first player action for games in this genre. Think of the town square in Anno and Banished, for example. Asking the player to pick the Settlement location adds another layer of strategic decision making and leads to different layouts.