greenoaks wrote:dacey wrote:Hi all,
I know this map isn't in beta anymore, but I have to say that the description is a bit misleading. I just started a game with it and had no idea what was going on...The "Region number bonus: 1 troop for every 2 regions above 6" is ambiguous at best. My guess was that one would get the normal region bonus for their first six regions, then one troop for every two regions thereafter (ie, +1 for 3 regions, +2 for 6, +3 for 8, +4 for 10,... with a minimum of three). A colleague read it as a bonus (ie, 1 troop for every 3 regions + a BONUS 1 troop for every two regions). And, if you take the actual literal translation of what is written, it should be no troops for less than six regions---since you are apparently replacing the standard (1 troop for every 3 regions with a minimum of 3 troops), you really need to add that there is a minimum of three, or at least note that you are replacing the standard deploy (perhaps by not calling it a bonus).
I glanced back a bit at the discussion (maybe 10-15 pages), and others mentioned this topic. It appeared to have quite a bit of support. Why wasn't anything done to fix this problem? You should be able to understand the rules before you join the game.
i don't see a problem with the wording. it was perfectly understandable to me.
It's not really a problem for the people whose interpretation of the bonus is what the author was apparently going for. The problem is that there are clearly multiple interpretations, and the instruction makes an assumption without noting it. It does not say anywhere that there is a minimum of three troops. If the plan is to ignore the standard region bonus, then you can't take it's minimum of three troops as a given (esp. since there are maps where there is not a minimum of three).
Looking back, there were a lot of really good suggestions for how to fix this. I personally liked "regions/2, min 3" since it takes up very little space and actually says what the authors were apparently going for (the division sign would look better if it were actually on top, but with images that's really easy)...