Welcome to LSOE, where we explore the CustomEarth2 mapscript to show off what it can do. You may have noticed the special title this one gets. Guess what. We're playing Shaka, which is bad enough. But we're playing him on Giant Earth Map. If I never post again, assume this game made me do it :suicide:. Hence the title FML(F*** My Life). The Chronicle of Shaka Zulu Chapter 1: A Man of Class Chapter 2: Teaching the Finer Points of Being a Gentlemen Chapter 3: A Man of Culture Chapter 4: A True Gentleman Chapter 5: A Man of Science We're playing as Shaka Zulu, expansive and aggressive. Expansive gives us +2 health per city, 25% production speed of a worker, and half speed granaries and harbor. With this craptastic terrain, we're going to be worshiping the granaries by the time this game is over. Aggressive gives us the Combat 1 promotion by default, and we can produce barracks and drydocks at double speed. Good news is, our UB is a Barracks! The Ikhanda gives us -20% maintainence, allowing us to REX a little bit more than normal. Always a good thing IMO, and if we somehow crash and burn, this will give us emergency relief. Now, on to our UU. The Impi is a Spearman that has mobility, meaning it has terrain immunity. It also start Combat 1, meaning it's effectively a 4.4 strength spearman with no movement penalties. Great settler escort! And finally, the start: Look at that.........this city will be mediocre till watermills Settle in place, and expand towards South Africa where there's a bit of grassland? Now, about the settings: Raging barbarians, Aggressive leaders, AND no Vassal States? The AI is going to rip itself to shreds or die trying! And since we're in Africa, I think we may be essentially F*ed. If you think barbarians are bad when you play Egypt on Earth 18, you haven't seen anything yet! The save: I'm still playing on Monarch because the start will be rough as hell, I know, I know, I promised But I almost made this Always War which is why I forgot to switch up the difficulty anyway. Anyone voting to make this a true FML and have me up it to Emperor and Always War? Wish me luck!