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Postby cairnswk on Wed Aug 01, 2007 5:28 am

yeti_c wrote:Congratulations Cairns... another map on the site...

Soon you'll be the most published map maker...

Out of curiousity - who is the most published map maker? I guess WM at the mo?!

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I have creative energy at the moment and that is a driving force behind these maps. To be honest, I really don't care who is most published. As long as players enjoy the maps and it provides entertainment for them on this site. :)
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Postby cairnswk on Wed Aug 01, 2007 5:31 am

Forza AZ wrote:Congratulations with this new map. Just checked the XML to make sure and didn't find any mistakes (like there were at the last new maps), so I will start a few games in a moment. Always nice to have a new map.

Forza AZ...that's very nice to know, thank you for checking. Remind me to recommend you for xml volunteering when the prep checks are instigated. :)
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Postby onbekende on Wed Aug 01, 2007 5:33 am

again a wonderfull map of the ground
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Postby gimil on Wed Aug 01, 2007 6:06 am

Another map of cairns dynasty move forward in conquer club.
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Postby cairnswk on Thu Aug 02, 2007 4:07 am

gimil wrote:Another map of cairns dynasty move forward in conquer club.


Thanks gimil...however, from reading the play feedback, this is not a map that everyone understands.

I think there will be a few changes made from what I am reading.
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Postby Sparqs on Thu Aug 02, 2007 6:07 am

I've been too busy the past month to keep up with the Forum, so I was happily surprised to see this map appear in the Game Finder.

I think it looks great! I really like the way the regions got named after actual "explorers," though Carter is the only one I recognize. As much as I like that change, I think it left the legend and names a little confusing, in terms of letters that are no longer labeled on the map. I expect color blind people might have particular difficulty. I figured out which Amente to pick from the list, but it could be clearer. Same faint region-letter labels on the map would help.

As for changing "Kings with Scarabs" to "Tombs with Scarabs," I think it is probably clear the way it is, but change it if you like.

I'm just starting my first game so I don't know how it plays, but the artwork is excellent!
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Postby cairnswk on Thu Aug 02, 2007 6:25 am

Sparqs wrote:As for changing "Kings with Scarabs" to "Tombs with Scarabs," I think it is probably clear the way it is, but change it if you like.

I'm just starting my first game so I don't know how it plays, but the artwork is excellent!


Hi Sparqs....thanks for posting...i was thinking to change Tombs to Kings in the:
Underworld = Tombs + Explorer(s) + Amente
to
Underworld = Kings + Explorer(s) + Amente
...this was the thing that really didn't gel in the legend because the instruction besides it says Kings with Scarabs...and the title says Valley of the Kings.

Also...apreciate what you say about the region lettering not being exactly clear now that explorers names used instead of robber a etc.
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Postby Bad Speler on Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:26 pm

First off let me say its a wonderful map, at first it looked like it would be hard to get the bonuses and that they were too low, but after playing part of my game out, I realised it wasn't as hard as I thought. The one way attacks also add a very good dynamic to the gameplay. In my opinion, this one is better then your other two maps combined (I really hate those 18 neutrals :lol: )

(edit) I was surprised to see this map because somehow i managed to miss most of its development. It was a nice surprise :D
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Postby Purposeful1 on Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:30 pm

fun map :) definitely adds a different twist with the one-ways; i was caught off-guard by those in the beginning and ended up accidentally fortifying all my armies to a place where i didn't want them, but overall a cool map :)

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Postby tim02 on Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:33 pm

looks good I would definetly want to play it a bit semetricle but I still think it's good
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Postby Coleman on Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:42 pm

I'd have to say I didn't follow this much, I found it uncomfortable at the start. I'm playing on it right now, and while I haven't completed a game this looks to be one of the greatest maps I think we've ever had. It really seems to lend itself to my style of play, especially with 6 players.
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Postby cairnswk on Fri Aug 03, 2007 1:52 am

tim02 wrote:looks good I would definetly want to play it a bit semetricle but I still think it's good


Oh tim02....thanks...you mean symmetrical...yes it is a bit that way but everyone gete mostly the same opportunity with this. Hope you enjoy!
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Postby cairnswk on Fri Aug 03, 2007 1:54 am

Bad Speler wrote:First off let me say its a wonderful map, at first it looked like it would be hard to get the bonuses and that they were too low, but after playing part of my game out, I realised it wasn't as hard as I thought. The one way attacks also add a very good dynamic to the gameplay. In my opinion, this one is better then your other two maps combined (I really hate those 18 neutrals :lol: )

(edit) I was surprised to see this map because somehow i managed to miss most of its development. It was a nice surprise :D


Wonderful....Bad Speler...thanks for the comments, and I think there will be something happening on the 18 neutrals soon. Keep watch!
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Postby cairnswk on Fri Aug 03, 2007 1:57 am

Purposeful1 wrote:fun map :) definitely adds a different twist with the one-ways; i was caught off-guard by those in the beginning and ended up accidentally fortifying all my armies to a place where i didn't want them, but overall a cool map :)

Thanks :)

I hope it has purposefulness in your play, thanks for the comments. :)
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Postby cairnswk on Fri Aug 03, 2007 2:00 am

Coleman wrote:I'd have to say I didn't follow this much, I found it uncomfortable at the start. I'm playing on it right now, and while I haven't completed a game this looks to be one of the greatest maps I think we've ever had. It really seems to lend itself to my style of play, especially with 6 players.


Yes, even I found it uncomfortable at the start Coleman and I learnt a great lesson from this map....have the concept ready to start before you make the map. Glad to hear you're enjoying it, and thanks for the post. :)
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