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SOTD3: Don't Play Boreal Maps

Discussion in 'News Updates' started by Ginger_Ale, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. Ginger_Ale

    Ginger_Ale Lurker Retired Moderator

    Jul 23, 2004
    Red Sox Nation
    Our newest Civ4 screenshot of the day comes courtesy of apenpaap:

    "The reason Boreal maps are a nightmare. The settings of the game were (I think): Huge, Boreal map type, Cylindrical wolrdwrap and standard resources. The entire world was a wasteland of forested tundra, with the occasional plains, intersected by huge areas of only ice. There were hardly any resources, apart from huge amounts of Deers. During the Renaissance I started conquering, and I remember having 120 Deer late in the game."

    As you can see from the Complete Guide to Map Creation, Boreal maps are quite unique: lots and lots of Deer and Gems, but not much else. I suppose this is to help balance that lack of food that results from the abundant ice and tundra.

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  2. Matthew5117

    Matthew5117 Emperor

    Mar 3, 2008
    North of America (can you guess?)
    Ah, maybe pioritize hunting?
  3. Bakaroyna

    Bakaroyna Chieftain

    Sep 18, 2005
    Hmm, this actually made me want to try a boreal map :)

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