I'm new to this genre and this is the first time i decided to invest my time in a city building/managing game, so excuse me but I will probably only ask dumb questions here:
I'm playing the Modern Times campaign, and the island it gave me was Isla de Sentencia (I looked it up on wiki). I'm fairly advanced by now, with a constant economy going (year 2060 something) that's not super uber rich but enough to bear with my mistakes without too much prejudice. If I remember correctly, this island gets a rating of 118% in difficulty, whatever that means, hard, easy, i don't really get it. I've read there's only 1 mineral soil there (gold) and I already have a mine above it i built ages ago. It alerted me the resource depleted, so my jewelry fabric stopped working along with the mine for some time after the initial boom, came back to working later and then it produces a not so great but not so horrible amount of resource. It never alerted me why did it came back to working so I'm clueless. I have 2 salt mines built but I suspect the island has more, just that I built residence and working places above it (lol I know I know). Is there a way to see if there's a salt spot on the ground without having to demolish what I built above it? And the final question, am I playing the game the expected way for a newcomer? I mean, everywhere I look, people seem to focus on the challenges. Thanks for the time and sorry for the wall of text.