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The Sword and Snake

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Map Size: 400x400 (Large)
Number of Players: 4
Balance: Unbalanced
Difficulty: Normal
Made with version: 1.1
The sword and snake map contains two sides, one contains a lot of iron and stone, but barely any oasis (wood and food). The other side has a lot of oasis and even some march.

In the middle there is a weird mountain (snake, which has no head, around a sword, which has no handle)that contains a lot of iron and plenty of stone.

Will you choose the side of oasis and struggle for stone and iron? Or will you create riches with a lot of iron and stone to buy food?
Its your choice :P.

Hope you enjoy and please review my second map (couldnt add the -bp- bcs there wasnt enough space in the name left)

The minimap is that of The Sword And Snake 3

This Zip contains 3 maps and their minimaps
2: more space for bottom players
3: added some details and removed the river
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Heroesflorian hey, that's a cool map again :)

really like the idea, but still (maybe I'm just too critical) some points:

- It seems as if there are no trees on the map (plz correct me if I'm wrong). There needn't be huge forests, but *some* trees would do well, especially as many ai Lords rely heavily on wood from their woodcutters in the early game.

- Especially the "lower" two keeps have quite few free space around them... if you change the flow of the rivers, and the keep locations a bit, probably a lot more different (and bigger) aiv castles fit to the map.

- I see that at the left/right edge of the map, you created some... "ramps" onto the sword mountain and then from the "sword" onto the snake. Probably it would look even better, if you just used the left/right ends of the snake as "ramps" for getting atop the snake mountain?

[Edited on 07/28/12 @ 12:45 PM]

File Author
well, there are trees. The minimap just fails at updating sometimes, thats why you cant see trees on them. Plus, ive planted enough trees on the oasis to keep reproducing at a fast rate.

But you're right with the rest. Perhaps i should make a small hill to let the river move around it, and i should put the ramps on the snake mountain.

Thanks for the ideas, i will add them, or at least try to add them and then update this map!
Heroesflorian If the minimap doesn't update, try rotating the map, this should "force" an update of the minimap in any case.
File Author
Oh, thats a good idea. Didnt thnk of that. Thanks!

Oh and btw, the rat and sultan abdul have no problem with being on oasis to build their castle, they can completely finish it without any gaps. Ill test the other personalities soon, tho.

[Edited on 07/29/12 @ 05:12 AM]

Heroesflorian Hm, Sultan and Rat...
well, they have pretty small castles, and moreover are quite weak ;)

Thus, info on how the other aivs do, would be great :)
File Author
Ill try to expand their space tomorrow, i think ill just bend the river, or make a small lake.
File Author
Ok, ive remade my map, but added both of the maps to the zip, including a map of it.

a minimap of the updated version is included in the file

yes, hey have more space now, but for me. Its more uglier.

[Edited on 08/11/12 @ 10:29 AM]

File Author
It might look better if i just remove the river and make the edges oasis, so im trying that out later.

Done, see minimap for result.

[Edited on 08/11/12 @ 10:28 AM]

File Author
100 downloads already! hurrah!

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