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Do you want to have the map changed so Dust territories are given out evenly?

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Postby mybike_yourface on Thu Jan 31, 2008 3:09 pm

why would anyone fight to have the dust bowl?
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Postby RjBeals on Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:00 pm

mybike_yourface wrote:why would anyone fight to have the dust bowl?


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Postby RjBeals on Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:31 am

RjBeals wrote:Image
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Final Links:
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http://www.rjbeals.com/dustbowl/finals6 ... 0Small.jpg

XML Stays same.
These are ready to replace the live maps now.
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Postby rebelman on Tue Feb 05, 2008 7:54 am

nice work again rj
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Issue

Postby erikiscool on Tue Feb 05, 2008 3:59 pm

I have a problem with people purposely missing turns to
avoid the dustbowl penalty and then ending up with
multiplied armies for the rounds they missed.
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Postby edbeard on Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:08 pm

did they lose 2 armies on their dustbowl territories?
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Postby yeti_c on Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:37 am

edbeard wrote:did they lose 2 armies on their dustbowl territories?


No they don't - this is a valid point - but I don't know what could be done to solve... shy of missed turn processing automagically running the autodeploy code... also - that would occur for "killer neutrals" too?!

In fact - I've raised it in the suggs & Bugs...

http://www.conquerclub.com/forum/viewto ... ?p=1104147

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Dalhart Misspelled

Postby redjohnny on Wed Feb 06, 2008 11:59 am

I just wanted to point out a misspelling in the Dust Bowl map. Dalhart, TX is spelled wrong. Whoever created the map spelled it Dallhart. It is actually Dalhart.
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Re: Dalhart Misspelled

Postby RjBeals on Wed Feb 06, 2008 12:04 pm

redjohnny wrote:I just wanted to point out a misspelling in the Dust Bowl map. Dalhart, TX is spelled wrong. Whoever created the map spelled it Dallhart. It is actually Dalhart.


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Since the revised maps haven't been updated yet, I'll fix the spelling and repost (both XML and Large / Small Maps).
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Re: Dalhart Misspelled

Postby DiM on Wed Feb 06, 2008 12:07 pm

RjBeals wrote:
redjohnny wrote:I just wanted to point out a misspelling in the Dust Bowl map. Dalhart, TX is spelled wrong. Whoever created the map spelled it Dallhart. It is actually Dalhart.


Thank you.
Since the revised maps haven't been updated yet, I'll fix the spelling and repost (both XML and Large / Small Maps).


don't forget to put links this time :D
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Re: Dalhart Misspelled

Postby RjBeals on Wed Feb 06, 2008 3:39 pm

DiM wrote:
RjBeals wrote:
redjohnny wrote:I just wanted to point out a misspelling in the Dust Bowl map. Dalhart, TX is spelled wrong. Whoever created the map spelled it Dallhart. It is actually Dalhart.


Thank you.
Since the revised maps haven't been updated yet, I'll fix the spelling and repost (both XML and Large / Small Maps).


don't forget to put links this time :D


Damn - just noticed that the map was replaced. I don't think I'm going to change the spelling. It's not that big of deal really.
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Re: Dalhart Misspelled

Postby DiM on Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:45 pm

RjBeals wrote:Damn - just noticed that the map was replaced. I don't think I'm going to change the spelling. It's not that big of deal really.


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Postby RjBeals on Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:52 pm

True dat.
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Postby MrBenn on Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:22 am

I'm not sure if this is part of the update above, but I've just noticed that the XML has Dalhart, while the map has Dallhart...
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Re: Dust Bowl [Quenched]

Postby RjBeals on Mon May 26, 2008 10:44 am

Hmm... I was wondering if it would be more fair to start all the dustbowl territ's as a neutral +1. I know during map creation this was discussed about starting neutrals and unlucky drops, but I've played some games where due to a bad starting drop, players have had absolutely no chance of winning. Is this worth revisiting, or letting it stay as luck of the drop?
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Re: Dust Bowl [Quenched]

Postby yeti_c on Tue Jun 03, 2008 1:30 pm

RjBeals wrote:Hmm... I was wondering if it would be more fair to start all the dustbowl territ's as a neutral +1. I know during map creation this was discussed about starting neutrals and unlucky drops, but I've played some games where due to a bad starting drop, players have had absolutely no chance of winning. Is this worth revisiting, or letting it stay as luck of the drop?


Let it stay - shit happens.

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Re: Dust Bowl [Quenched]

Postby Night Strike on Tue Jun 03, 2008 3:47 pm

I just had a 1v1 where I dropped with 6 of my 12 territories in the dust. Then I lost all 4 from my deployment on bad dice. There's no chance I can win.
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Re: Dust Bowl [Quenched]

Postby White Moose on Tue Jun 03, 2008 3:50 pm

Night Strike wrote:I just had a 1v1 where I dropped with 6 of my 12 territories in the dust. Then I lost all 4 from my deployment on bad dice. There's no chance I can win.


I had about the same. Dropped 7 in the dust which i lost. I won the game.. but still.
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Re: Dust Bowl [Quenched]

Postby RjBeals on Tue Jun 03, 2008 5:21 pm

I knew this would happen.

Yes Shit Happens - but it may be bad enough where 1 game with an unlucky drop, and the player will not play the map again for fear it will happen again. My vote is to leave it be also I guess, simply because I'm done with the map, and focused on my next project - but if this keeps rising to the top, and the staff agrees, then I'll have no choice but to re-open the map.
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Re: Dust Bowl [Quenched]

Postby MrBenn on Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:20 am

I just had a thought; could all the dustbowl territories start with 4, so on the first turn they decay to 3 rather than 2?
I'm not sure what I think of that, but it might be a way to mitigate against the drop?
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Re: Dust Bowl [Quenched]

Postby RjBeals on Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:23 am

MrBenn wrote:I just had a thought; could all the dustbowl territories start with 4, so on the first turn they decay to 3 rather than 2?
I'm not sure what I think of that, but it might be a way to mitigate against the drop?


Yeti, is this possible?
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Re: Dust Bowl [Quenched]

Postby yeti_c on Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:23 am

MrBenn wrote:I just had a thought; could all the dustbowl territories start with 4, so on the first turn they decay to 3 rather than 2?
I'm not sure what I think of that, but it might be a way to mitigate against the drop?


Yes - with a lot of coding... every single territory would need to be a "<position>" - and you could then set them to 4...

This would have a sideeffect of eliminating the 3rd Neutral player in 1v1 games though.

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Re: Dust Bowl [Quenched]

Postby MrBenn on Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:26 am

That sounds like a bit too much effort...

Thinking about it, you'd get complaints about people starting with more armies... (ie if you went 1st, all the dust would have 4s on them)
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Re: Dust Bowl [Quenched]

Postby exclaim on Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:01 pm

An excellent map and nice game. I just finished listening to the audio version of the Timothy Egan book, The Worst Hard Time. Very striking story and reflective of the fact that we as humans CAN have a nearly immediate, measurable affect on the environment.

Thanks for your great work here!
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Re: Dust Bowl [Quenched]

Postby RjBeals on Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:32 pm

exclaim wrote:An excellent map and nice game. I just finished listening to the audio version of the Timothy Egan book, The Worst Hard Time. Very striking story and reflective of the fact that we as humans CAN have a nearly immediate, measurable affect on the environment.

Thanks for your great work here!

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