Now, now... I've played my fair share of SRI games... probably this is the 5th or 6th I play 'till the very end. And not once have I seen the European powers ever even set foot on the New World!
Mind you, the distances are calculated marvelously, so there's no qualms with being out of range of colonization. Just... they seem to be content with exploring - and not too much - and never setting foot on the New World.
Has anyone else experienced this? I'm using the very latest version of SRI, and it has happened even with past iterations.
Thanks in advance.
PS: I'm starting in 1399, the default start date, may that have something to do?