I have recently embarked onto what appeared to be a promising area. Fertile land, abundant trees... a good starting area. One of the main attractions had been "no nearby enemies", helpful if I moved the save over for the conquest update. Eventually, while scouting for a future base, I realised I was on an island. Alone. All deep water. I was pretty bummed at how that would effect my playing this save for the conquest update, and want to check in. Are there plans for shipyards or bridges (and I mean long bridges) to get off islands?
On a side note, my ability to move settlers into a new site to get the population up is kind of buggy. It only works about 10% of the time, mostly they just disappear.