I am probably going to kill myself right about now. I had a huge response... and I got logged out. So more than halfway through re-writing it, I hit the backspace button, but apparently I wasn't in the textbox and I got taken back to the forum. I clicked forward and everything was gone again.... Dear lord, I know I should be more careful but i've had a lot of years forumming and i've never been at a forum that logs you out.............
Here we go again.....3rd times a charm.
The general tone of the last two tries was that some of these complaints are getting repetitive without paying respect to the responses I've given. A lot of them are just a matter of preference. A lot of them I've already responded to. If I have to address every issue that is brought up, people should have the courtesy to address what I have already said about it before bringing up the issue over again.
As far as the waters go, it really is a matter of preference. I know its not as big of a deal as its being made out to be. The places in the Aegean that are touching foreign territories are because not only would it be incredibly difficult for me to give them their own waters, but it would be illogical. Those small places are entirely surrounded by the empire. It wouldn't be logical for them to be able to control the tiny straights and coasts around them when such a massive empire has completely engulfed them.
It really is a matter of preference. Basically, its either looking a little goofy (to some people, personally I think it looks fine) vs. it being illogical (and inaccurate at that). I'm going to pick the second option, its the option I like better, I've given my reasons, I've responded to the reasons against it, and I know its not really a big enough issue that I need to address it over and over again.
As far as the bonuses go, I've responded to this a number of times. You can't tell me that it can only be a maximum of 6. It is a 9 and 9 continent, which can be expanded to 11 and 5. Look at the classic map, Asia is a 12 and 5 and it has a bonus of 7. So at the surface, it should be a 7, not a 5. But it goes a lot further than that, as I've already explained. First off, 9 and 9 is going to be ridiculously hard to control. 11 and 5 makes it a lot easier, but like I've said, it is going to be a really difficult battle if someone from Antigonus is trying to rip away the Aegean AND the Mediterranean from whoever owns Ptolomy and Kassander. If you're going to complain about something I've already addressed, please don't just complain without even saying anything about what I've already said.
I tried a few different Alexander horse statues, and my favorite was the statue of this one. I didn't like any of the other ones. I also looked through many different coins. If I use one coin, its probably going to be the gold one.
Also, I already explained the sun in Macedonia when I first posted it. I also explained the mountains.
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