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damn these new maps!

Discussion in 'Civ6 - General Discussions' started by montalaar, Feb 14, 2019.

  1. montalaar

    montalaar Chieftain

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    as if with these stupid lakes on pagea maps was not enough, now we have increased amount of mountains and other "features".
    started play as hungary. pangea, standart size. of all maps i generated up to 40% of tiles were unusable. lakes, mountains, deserts, "features". just great!

    i wish id make screenshot, but one of maps of hungary starting position was settler on shore of 4 tile lake, after one tile to east was river, other side of river ALL mountains, other side of lake ALL desert. so, i would have city on lake with 4 workable tiles, few hills with jungle on west side of river and mountains block all east riverside. atrocious starts. oh, and geysers were somewhere. its absurd.

    now mods are only option to play. sad, very sad.
     
  2. ExemplarVoss

    ExemplarVoss Chieftain

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    Hmm. I like seeing lakes and mountains on maps.

    Jungle hills are usually decent starting tiles and can be chopped and mined later, so don't see a problem there.
     
  3. Chefofrats

    Chefofrats Chieftain

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    I actually got a very good spot for my capital on my very first try in GS, and there were plenty more good sites for cities further out. The world looks much more natural and realistic with more mountain ranges and terrain features.
     
  4. montalaar

    montalaar Chieftain

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    it is ok, if few tiles would be unusable. but if around third and it is pangea, then no.

    plus it is hungary. with its ability to reduce district cost on other shore of river. and there is no such thing, despite there is a river.

    rolled like 20 maps. one finally was acceptable.
     
  5. Onii-chan

    Onii-chan Chieftain

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    Eh I think the new map generation is brilliant. Feels so much more dynamic and interesting compared to the old maps that kinda ended up feeling same-y a lot of the time


    The only map of GS I've played thus far immediately had this crazy mountain ridge creating a whole subsection of a continent to the east that was locked away from the south until I got tunnels, mixed in with the new tectonic activity and volcanoes and whatnot it's pretty interesting
     
  6. Cerilis

    Cerilis Not Warlord

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    I like mine. I control both ways over the continent separating mountain range :D
     
  7. montalaar

    montalaar Chieftain

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    and why the hell switch buttons of acceptance and decling? why???
     
  8. UWHabs

    UWHabs Warlord

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    To me, that's a beautiful map. And with tunnels opening up the map for late game, it makes all the areas actually usable.
     
  9. ehecatzin

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    I've still yet to play it, but from what I've seen, the new map generation looks awesome. Makes me hopefull that we could someday get a couple more biomes (savannah and mangroves), waterfalls, deltas and navigatable rivers.
     
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  10. Onii-chan

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    Yeah exactly, it feels a lot more unique and dynamic this way
     
  11. djvandyke

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    The new maps are fantastic.
     
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  12. montalaar

    montalaar Chieftain

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    sure, its all nice and dandy, but map generator tries to squeeze these features in too few tiles. one city can have desert in northern tiles and tundra on southern. mix in all mountains, jungles and whatever and i do not see how dropping so many different terrains in one city perimeter makes maps more natural.

    got finally nice map, made globe old, so have less mountains, but! now literally all my rivers are floodplains. all of them. every single river. how is that natural? and mind you, it is hungary.
     
  13. djvandyke

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    Less mountains? are you a flat earther?
     
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  14. Shorlin

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    They are great for simcity. Unfortunately when it comes to difficulty they given an even greater advantage to the human. I still prefer them to the bland old maps though.
     
  15. Elhoim

    Elhoim Iron Tower Studio Dev

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    Well, it's the classic dichotomy between the players who admire the maps for the exploration, visuals and narrative, or the ones who see them as a backdrop for the important thing: the yields. I'm more of the former, though, so the maps are great for me.
     
  16. ExemplarVoss

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    I can't parse your categories. I like maps for exploration and yields. 'Civ' and 'narrative' don't sound like related concepts.
     
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  17. rastak

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    I'll add my two cents, I think the new maps are also brilliant. Outstanding job Firaxis!
     
  18. Red_warning

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    I love the new maps as well, looks way more natural this way and provides some interesting choices.
     
  19. anandus

    anandus Errorist

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    I really love the new map generator, I think it creates great maps :)
     
  20. Wizard-Bob

    Wizard-Bob Always remember to Find Your FUN!

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    More :goodjob::thumbsup::goodjob: for the new maps!
     
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