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DLC Map Pack

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by Hawaiian, May 4, 2011.

  1. Hawaiian

    Hawaiian Sage

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    Can someone describe what these maps are? Is it new graphics for different terrain (like different looking forests and jungles) or is it only new map scripts that arrange land in different ways?

    Any feedback from those who own it? Like it? Dislike it? Favorite maps?

    Thanks
     
  2. Morningcalm

    Morningcalm Keeper of Records

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    The maps don't appear hugely different. The pack includes 5 real world locales (which I haven't tried, so disclaimer), including Mainland Japan, the Caribbean and the Bering Strait. Then there are map scripts like Skirmish (balanced for 2 players) and so on. Not too bad, and combined with the Denmark DLC you can get both for $7.49. As much as I dislike the idea of DLC, I got both since they were cheap and since I got a monetary bonus for good work from my employer. XD
     
  3. TM Moot

    TM Moot King

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    Any more feedback on the latest Map Pack??

    I'm normally reluctant to spend my children's inheritence on maps, but could be persuaded!!
     
  4. anandus

    anandus Errorist

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    maps and maps scripts. As far as I can tell no different graphics or anything.
    I like it, personally I'm quite fond of continents plus :)

    I'll crosspost myself from the Denmark DLC-topic:
     
  5. aatami

    aatami Kuruth Urfarah, kuruth!

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    I actually like this map pack, since it contains a lot of random scripts too.
     
  6. TM Moot

    TM Moot King

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    got to say the maps do look interesting, esp the continents plus (i play mostly small continents at the mo)

    can you change the size of these maps or are they fixed?
     
  7. anandus

    anandus Errorist

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    The maps are fixed, the map scripts aren't.

    Bering Strait, British Isles, Carribean and Eastern United States are standard size, Japanese Mainland is tiny.
     
  8. MoonFlare

    MoonFlare Prince

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    Maps for money...Call of Civ:SCAM.

    Moderator Action: I'm not sure if this is a joke or what, but it doesn't really help further discussion, thanks.
     
  9. anandus

    anandus Errorist

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    If you don't think it's worth it then don't buy it :)
     
  10. Gordon Brittas

    Gordon Brittas Blackadder's Half Brother

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    Alright Theo!
     
  11. TM Moot

    TM Moot King

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    Hah! Well spotted... :goodjob:
     
  12. aatami

    aatami Kuruth Urfarah, kuruth!

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    The main content of the package is the good amount of different random map scripts. The other maps are just small extras. Not that bad for 3€.
     
  13. Montov

    Montov King

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    Can you tell me what the differences are between continents plus and the existing continents?
     
  14. anandus

    anandus Errorist

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    Extra chains of islands, basically.
    Which make the map feel, to me, like a mix between continents and archipelago.

    But I've only played two games and finished neither, so I can't honestly say how the whole map looks. But s far I like it.
     
  15. eric_

    eric_ Emperor

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    What does this mean, exactly? I thought the Map Pack was just a handful of new maps. but it sounds like there's more to it...

    [edit]Are you referring to the scripts that generate random maps within the parameters a given theme (sandstorm, Amazon, etc.)?

    Also, if I buy this, will it be possible to roll one of the new maps or themed map scripts if I pick random map during game setup?

    TIA!
     
  16. Louis XXIV

    Louis XXIV Le Roi Soleil

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    5 maps, 5 map scripts. I assume if you hit random, you should be able to get any of the maps, yes.
     
  17. eric_

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    Thanks! That's what I would assume/hope, too.
     
  18. Guardian_PL

    Guardian_PL Emperor

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    Seriously, to pay money for maps is :crazyeye:
     
  19. Phil Ken Sebben

    Phil Ken Sebben Chieftain

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    Yes, why should we reward the hard work of these developers to update the game with new content with 3 whole bucks? I could buy a bucket of chicken wings at KFC for that. Everything should be free to begin with, because we deserve it, dammit.

    And when they release an expansion pack with new maps and civilizations, that should be free too. In fact, they should be paying me for taking time out of my busy day to play their unworthy game. Fools.
     
  20. Guardian_PL

    Guardian_PL Emperor

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    Boy you look so smart by quoting me and aswering to completely different statement that's only in your head, right?

    What hard work? To make a map? You call that hard work?

    Because it doesn't cost much? Of course it doesn't, it didn't cost Firaxis anything to ask one of their staff to make a map, so why they should be charging a lot?

    They won't be releasing an expansion pack Mr Hyperbole. They might release a larger DLC one day and call it Expansion, but that's that. Of course I'd buy a real expansion, because it'd be worth the money and I'd want to repay developers for their hard work. But I don't see hard work involved into any DLC's so far.


    Lastly, on topic and to explain why it's so baffling to me to charge for maps:, I've got just one word for you, just one word: FRACTAL.
     

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