Q: If I build ships, am I able to explore the ocean and invade, er, I mean “discover”, other continents? Or am I limited to islands and other coastal regions.

A: You may explore the vast oceans

I can tell you that, in another life, my clan was able to visit every continent, and some of our most valued resources were found on islands in the oceans. Travel by sea (or river) is much faster than land-based travel, and trade can be carried out much more efficiently. There is a bit of a learning curve when it comes to shipbuilding and sailing, and the skills required to do it with aplomb may seem daunting at first, but the rewards far outweigh the costs.