please remove the 6 settlers and 5 level of resources at the start. what's the point of that ? i really hate it because it spoils all the fun by stealing the feeling that we start our empire right from the the scratch.
if that idea is really good, then why dont you make each of us has 120 villages at the start of the server instead of just 3 villages?
please explain the reason for that, because it doesnt make sense.
if you just want to capture the attention of new players, a good guide can be a solution, but dont reveal everything so people can have a good feeling for figuring out the best strategy for this game.
dont forget that it is the feeling of achievement that motivates player to play this game.