Vlasov wrote:Hi CHAMPOS:
Great map! It's interesting historically and it looks different and challenging. When will it be available as a beta map?
1) Maybe there could be a sea connection between Europe and North Africa. Sicily is pretty close to Africa (modern Tunisia).
2) Maybe there could be another sea connection at the Strait of Hormuz.
Those changes would affect only the top three regions (Islamic/Mongol/Roman) and it would make their huge bonuses (8 each) more reasonable, since they would be harder to defend.
Historically speaking, I don't know how difficult it was to invade at those locations. Were they any worse than Gibraltar, or southwest Arabia to Somalia?
P.S. My only other suggestion is about the font in the title "HOLYWARS1250AD". Could you use a font that looks more "medieval" ? Here are some examples: http://www.fontspace.com/category/medieval
Thanks for the comments Vlasov, much appreciated.
The next version will address the font, good idea!
The map started with only one sea connection, because it had to have one to link Britain and Ireland. This was due to playability and that most successful invasions at the time were land based. From previous feedback we added two further sea crossings, which I think is reflective of the time. The RCs and ICs are hard enough to defend at present, so I have not added any further crossings. Keeps gameplay a bit more interesting and most of the action will be in the middle of the map (same historically!!)
Thanks again for the comments and also looking forward to getting to the next stage....