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United States of America Squamiger
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07 Jan 2019, 03:07

Hello ESOC,

I wanted to share a pretty basic scenario I've made, that I think is really fun if you enjoy the empire-building aspects of AoE3 combined with team or FFA gameplay.

I present: the World Map, by Squamiger! This map is basically just a giant, to-scale map of the world. 8 players start on tiny islands on the edges of the map, with three hardy courer du bois, two bold explorers, a covered wagon to build their town center, and a flat boat. It is up to each player to decide where to land and establish their base.

I just played a 6 person FFA with this map on ESO, and it was quite fun! I started in Mexico and was driven out, only to rebuild in Africa. Then I was pincered by two players, one from South Africa and one from the middle East. I barely escaped and rebuilt for a third time in California.

NOW with herdable hunts!

I had a good time, but like I said, this is a very basic scenario. I have no idea how to do a lot of things. A few things to note:

1. because the map is so huge, a game can really drag on. That's sort of the point of this map though, it's made for players who like long games with lots of building, fighting, escaping, and rebuilding.

2. resources are relatively evenly distributed. there is a small amount of fish and its spread very far out, to discourage fish booming and encourage taking map control.

3. I also haven't figured out how to make this a map where players can use their own home cities with their own decks. For now, it starts everyone with a level 10 HC with default cards.

Enjoy!
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Argentina AraGun
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07 Jan 2019, 03:12

This is a fun concept I remember playing world maps in aoe 2. Could you upload a screenshot of the minimap?
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United States of America Squamiger
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07 Jan 2019, 03:25

yea, I just edited the main post to include a picture!
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Austria supahons
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07 Jan 2019, 05:42

nice map ;)

2) Enable natives (native manager), draw a traderoute (you find both in the menu), place a gaia socket on the traderoute or the native gaia socket on the map.
3) You can't choose your own decks in scenarios, so you have to provide good decks. Making decks is time consuming, because you have to remake them from scratch each time you want to change something quickly. Don't click on the 2nd london homecity or you'll get a bug. If you know how to code a random map (xs file), then you can choose your own homecities.
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United States of America Squamiger
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07 Jan 2019, 07:59

thanks! I updated the file to have native tps now. I was trying to make HC decks but as you said it's incredibly time consuming having to re-get all the cards whenever I want to make a change.
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Australia VooDoo_BoSs
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07 Jan 2019, 08:21

Nice!!!

Can this be enabled for 3v3?

Maybe nomad in a fast boat, starting in the middle?
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United States of America Squamiger
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07 Jan 2019, 18:38

you can play 3v3 for sure. But I dont think you can start in Nomad mode since it's a scenario, not a custom map. But I could experiment with having everyone start in the middle rather than on the edges. I chose the edges because it makes the journey to find your base much longer, which theoretically discourages people from just immediately plopping down and raiding everyone, and encourages people to explore and find their own little niche.
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Australia VooDoo_BoSs
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07 Jan 2019, 22:09

Squamiger wrote:you can play 3v3 for sure. But I dont think you can start in Nomad mode since it's a scenario, not a custom map. But I could experiment with having everyone start in the middle rather than on the edges. I chose the edges because it makes the journey to find your base much longer, which theoretically discourages people from just immediately plopping down and raiding everyone, and encourages people to explore and find their own little niche.


Then the incentive might be to plop down close to your starting boat.

If all start in the middle, you could balance out by placing better resources on the farther continents (Asia / America). Placing in a suez canal would also help with movement in the early stages.

Would be awesome if this could be a random map.
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Poland pecelot
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07 Jan 2019, 23:55

oh the lag is gonna be neat :')
Le lion ne s'associe pas avec le cafard ! :food: :pop:
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United States of America onfiregun17
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08 Jan 2019, 10:08

@Squamiger
But I dont think you can start in Nomad mode since it's a scenario, not a custom map


You could totally have the game start in nomad mode. It would just require a few triggers to add a covered wagon. If you need help with that let me know :P
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United States of America Squamiger
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10 Jan 2019, 02:28

onfiregun17 wrote:@Squamiger
But I dont think you can start in Nomad mode since it's a scenario, not a custom map


You could totally have the game start in nomad mode. It would just require a few triggers to add a covered wagon. If you need help with that let me know :P


Yeah, could you tell me how to make it a nomad start? I already have it start with the covered wagon unit, which gives the starting vills and crates with the TC, I believe. But it would be nice if it also game the explorer for each specific civ as well, so non-Euro civs could get their monks and warchiefs.
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United States of America onfiregun17
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10 Jan 2019, 18:54

Easiest way to do this would be to utilize the "SC Starter" effect from Mister SCP's trigger pack. You'll need to use one effect per player, and make sure that the parameters "Use Explorer" and "Use TC Wagon" are set to true. This will spawn the appropriate explorer(s) for each civ along with spawning the TC wagon.
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Great Britain Interjection
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10 Jan 2019, 19:52

Looks good but the UK is still very small :(
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United States of America Squamiger
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10 Jan 2019, 20:40

8-) it's accurate and to scale 8-)

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