I'm having a hard time telling what faction is what in games. Their "culture boundary" is all the same...yellow. And when you hover over a unit or city all I see is the faction coat of arms and not the name (unless I'm missing something) so I don't know quickly which faction I'm talking too.
In my most recent game I declared war on what I thought was my main enemy but ended up being a minor civ.
In most civ type games, including GalCiv it was really easy to tell one opponent from the other. One would be red, another green, etc. But Elemental seems different unless I'm missing something. Please do something with the color coding to tell civs and units apart.