I don't venture into the Foundry a lot, but I am a very active player. I play mainly team games, so I will give my perspective from that area.
From a team game perspective, this map is... well, less than okay. Well below average.
Neutrals are never hit. The only possible bonus is Ottoman Empire, which makes this map very one-dimensional. In trips and quads, an elimination is the main goal... which is not a huge problem, but I feel like this map could be so much more...
If neutrals are a great asset to singles flat rate/no spoils, fine. It's your map; do with it what you want. Just know that the neutrals absolutely ruin this map for team games. The Rail series is popular in team games because the rails can be used; they offer many dimensions of play. This map offers one - eliminate a player on the other team. Great, thanks. That really boggles my mind.
The map has been out for a while; I know you won't undergo overhaul. A decent response is all I would like.
"This map was intended for great singles flat rate/no spoils play; sorry for screwing it up for team games," would be a perfectly fine response.
Just know that it kind of sucks for team games; it looks like a challenge, but one minute of looking through the legend shows it to be very one-dimensional.
If you were wondering... fine, on trips you can try for Ottoman bonus instead of going for an elim. But 2-dimensional is all you'll get. There is absolutely no bonus outside of that one.
Ottoman bonus or go for elimintion... what is this, amateur hour? This map looks great; I just wish the neutrals were in play!
I know you'll give me a good response, Natty. This map just makes me a little sad; that all. If it was a shitty map to begin with, I wouldn't say anything. But this map has potential...