DiM wrote:i'm just playing this map for the first time and i'm honestly amazed it got the gameplay stamp.
the layout is fine with good connections but the bonuses are messed up.
for example bankstown has a +5 for a 4 terit continent with 3 borders.
or waverley who has +3 for a 3 terit continent with 2 borders.
and there's a general feel of inconsistency in the bonuses.
rockdale has 4 terits 3 borders and gives +3.
paramata has 5 terits 2 borders and gives +3.
let's say these are ok but then you have waverley with has just 3 terits 2 borders and gives +3. so less terits, less borders and the same amount of troops.
and on top of that you have warringah who has the same number of terits and borders as paramata but give +4.
and the best one is marickville. 3 terits 3 borders give +5. compare it to canterburry who has 6 terits 5 borders and also gives a +5.
wtf? almost every bonus on this map is wrong. who in the world stamped this for gameplay?
edit// i just looked back and saw others complaining about the bonuses a loooooong time ago and nothing was done.
that's probably why the map has less than 7000 games in 4 years. it's not very nice when your opponent starts with a +5 for 3 terits or when your harder to keep harder to get continent is worth less that your opponent's easy as pie continent.
i honestly will never play this map again solely because of the screwed up bonuses.
Dim before you make a complete fool of yourself. You're only in round 3 and nobody in your game has be allocated anything but standard bonuses for regions yet...go back an re-examine the breakdown you've given for these examples above and also take into consideration that fact that any region with a bus can be attacked by 7 other terrs with a bus which forms part of the attacking borders calculations. This is not a standard classic play map.
As for the number of games, i think it is irrelevant these days when there are so many other maps to choose from and
many players probably like you wouldn't have taken time to examine why the bonus structure is like it is but i know you''ll have a different opinion on that anyway, so i couldn't be bothered wasting my time arguing with you these days. I gave up long ago worrying about who has the most popular maps on the site. If you want to continue to regard that as a benchmark then knock your socks off, i couldn't care less about that.
I can't find the complaints in the thread about the map that you're talking about, perhaps you're looking in the games themselves so i really don't know what you're on about here.