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Astrakahan

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fastbowler
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Map Size: 400x400 (Large)
Number of Players: 6
Balance: Balanced
Difficulty: Normal
Made with version: 1.1
Minimap:
A lone river flows though this land surrounded by somewhat a mixture of plains and rocky uneven lands.. It brings about much life to this place, and that is why many lords want to control it.. Play in this 3v3 encounter to see who is deserving of this land and its bounty..
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EaglePrince Indeed an interesting map! I hope I will try it 1v5, that may be challenging, but it will be fun to play on this map.
Heroesflorian Quite an interesting map, nicely done landscape and lots of space for AI players to set up their castles!

The map has 2 noticeable flaws:
- The tree and shrub limit is reached already at start of the game, thus not only will trees have a hard time spreading, but also player-built apple orchards may feature no apple trees.
This can easily be fixed though, by removing some of the shrubbery in the map editor, e.g. near the edges of the map or between rocks where they will not really be missed as far as aesthetics are concerned.

- The map contains keeps for players 1-3 and 6-8, but not for 4 and 5. Thus, if you just start a game after adding 5 other (AI) players, players 4 and 5 will have no Lord and be counted as dead from the start.
That is a trivial fix though, simply replace keeps for players 7 and 8 by keeps for players 4 and 5 in the map editor.

With those minor changes in place, the map plays quite well with a variety of different AI characters and for casual multiplayer games where a perfect "tournament-ready" balancing of the starting positions is not an issue, the map features enough variety AND enough fairness to be interesting with a number of different constellations and player skill levels.

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Added:04/06/15