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My farm

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Mr Reaper
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Map Size: 200x200 (Small)
Difficulty: Normal
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During the middle ages the main economic units were the villages and/or manors. These were self-contained economic units which ate most of the food that was raised. They sold the surplus food only in good years. There were basically two levels of people in this society; the peasant and the lord or priest.

First were the peasants or serfs who raised the food. "Serfs were peasant farmers who were neither fully free nor slaves. They could not leave the village, sell an ox, or marry without the lord of the manor's permissions."

The second level of society was the lords and priests. The lords required taxes from the serfs in both food and labor from each family. The church required 10% of everything the serf produced. The largest building in the village was normally the church. This higher level lived off the labors of the peasant class.

Each serf would have to pay to work a strip of land. The strip was defined by the acre. The acre was the amount one could plow in one days work. As well, the serf would have a set amount of days they would be required to work on the lords land. The system was called the open field system. In this system, temporary hedges would be set up to keep cattle out of the fields. The strips were only regarded as owned by the serf during the time of crop growing. After the crop was harvested the land would revert to common land for cattle grazing. This system was a disincentive to developing the land or conserving the soil.

During the middle ages, they used a three or four crop rotation in their fields. The rotation might be wheat the first year, barley the next, and the third year the land would lay fallow with nothing growing in it. The village or manor also had lands, which were known as the commons, where all the serfs or peasants could graze their animals.

Have fun wirh my first castle builder map.Hope you will enjoy this map. P.S. please rate it ;)
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Castlefreak if you are fairly new to this site you have improved greatly, even though this is a small map

Snake115,

that was more or less what i was saying

[Edited on 02/08/07 @ 12:37 PM]

Snake115 heh... i do believe that small maps are easier to detail! than my 400 X 400 invasion map incoming! working yet...

really sweet map! especially its a farm that looks
like my parent farm in the countryside O_O
Snake115 Playability: 5
really easy and lovely!

Balance: 5
its a eyecandy map! hat balance do you need? XD

Creativity: 5
love farms where to kick a ball :D and the lions that allmost killed me :S thanks for the 10 bows in armory!

Map Design: 4
well.. giving a 4 because the place around barracks looked unfinished! but good still :)

Story/Instructions: 5
loved it :D

Additional Comments:
good Eyecandy :D

[Edit – This review has been retracted by staff as part of a retrospective moderation of reviews. This was carried out to deal with the issue of some reviews not meeting the minimum standard. The content of the retracted review has been left to stand as a comment. The author is welcome to contact staff about this. Edited by ericgolf]

[Edited on 12/22/08 @ 11:57 AM]

AZ ViTrAzhAs

[Edited on 03/20/07 @ 03:51 PM]

Sparrow Red King, if you feel something is amiss here in the forums you should email the moderator rather than making accusations openly. I want you and Mr Reaper to stop this ridiculous bickering immediately. I will look into the issue you raised.

[Edited on 02/10/07 @ 06:25 AM]

gemini911 Playability: 5
I like being a farmer, excellent job.

Balance: 5
Not really an issue on castle builders.

Creativity: 5
Amazingly creative

Map Design: 5
Alligned perfectly
Story/Instructions: 5
Well written

Additional Comments:
You are a great map maker, I truly admire you.


[Edit – This review has been retracted by staff as part of a retrospective moderation of reviews. This was carried out to deal with the issue of some reviews not meeting the minimum standard. The content of the retracted review has been left to stand as a comment. The author is welcome to contact staff about this. Edited by ericgolf]

[Edited on 12/22/08 @ 11:59 AM]

Sulis A questionable review was posted by a new member which may be a smurf of someone who is permanently banned. Subsequent comments also removed. Further investigation pending.

Sulis
BlaBlaBlia Alik asked me to play and rate the mape, that;s all.
The Hitman And I guess, you are creating him new profiles >
SUBINDXSUBIN Please bear in mind that I didnt give this map a 2.8 because that is all that it is worth.

I was just trying to give a fair score that would also make the overall score correct.

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Rating
2.8
Breakdown
Playability2.0
Balance2.5
Creativity2.5
Map Design3.5
Story/Instructions3.5
Statistics
Downloads:2,768
Favorites: [Who?]0
Size:358.71 KB
Added:02/07/07