You were right, cairnswk, it was indeed too early to suggest that this map was trouble-free. And this concern about the ADL station certainly is not new and should not come as a surprise to you. I stamped it not fully grasping the depth of the potential confusion; I also thought that only one of those stations was part of the R bonus.
cairnswk wrote: oaktown wrote:
Alright, it's your funeral.
A change to the way the station is laid out would, in my opinion, make the play more clear, but as it wouldn't actually impact the way the map plays so I guess I'm ready to stamp this puppy...
Let's hope that stamping this isn't your funeral. I'm sure it won't be!
If they don't understand it, they'll easily learn if they want to play it, and it does create consistency with the other rail maps but just in a different style, even though there is only four (platforms) in there.
I still think it's unclear... why have one ADL station labelled "R" if they are all "R"s? Nowhere else on the map is there a city that has a long distance line, yet a separate territory for the non-long distance track. And every other long distance station that is also a part of region (all of them) explicitly states that. If you're playing this map without BOB there is no way of knowing what territory belongs to which bonus.
I would NOT suggest removing the ADL I, O, and G stations from the R region, because such moves would be drastic and wouldn't be in keeping with the play of the map. I would say do one of two things:
1. Add an "R" to the ADL I, O, and G stations somehow (easiest fix).
2. Have just three territories in ADL: one labeled IR, one labeled GR, and one labeled OR (more significant change but consistent with the play of the rest of the map).
(edit: I'm going to put the sticky back on these BETA maps, as they all have little tweaks that require attention)