Hilly woodlands in the evening. Noticable paths between forests. There are ponds that contain some eye candy and some oaks and deer around them. Low starting food, so this goes into starting strategy. Extra empty settlements on this one when large map is selected.
// ponds (no fish in this one)
// Gold is there, sometimes it needs to be searched for
// Norse ruins
// little sand valleys
// Map Size: the more players, the larger the map. Take note, a Medium (normal) 2vs2 map is slightly larger than a 1vs1 Large map. The difference is choosing a Large map will set the map up with 3 empty settlements per player. Choosing a Medium map will set the map up with 2 empty settlements per player.
// The proportion of trees and ponds to map size stays the same, in other words, larger the map space, more trees ponds to fill up the same proportion of map space.
Excellent RM, I highly recommend it. Only thing I'd change for 5 stars is the amount of animal herds, otherwise, its fun! ... BTW I cant rate it 4.5 for some reason, so I rate it 5.
[Edited on 11/10/03 @ 11:50 PM]
Posted on 11/19/03 @ 10:52 AM
Very good map.
Would have rated 5 without the following problem.
Sometime, in 1v1 match, one of the opponents loose the game at starting because he don't have any forum.