Consider this your starting point at the new Anno forums!
Feel free to post any questions you may have about any of the Anno's here in the English forum. Game specific posts should be proceeded by a notation identifying the specific game you are inquiring about in this fashion:
(1602)-How do you load soldiers on ships?
(1503)-Help, my scout is stuck in the mountains?
(1701)-Why are my houses not upgrading?
Also feel free to post your questions in the appropriate sections of the German forums. When starting an English thread in the German subforums, please notate it with (EN) proceeding the post title i.e. "(EN) Why are my houses not upgrading?". Doing so will let all know that assistance is needed by an English user.
Thanks, and enjoy your stay here!