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Multi-Day Ladder Templates Categorization: 4/8/2017 21:17:09


Pardon99
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This is my opinion of the general categories that templates on the MDL (created by MotD) fit into.

Link to MDL --> http://md-ladder.cloudapp.net/


Standard 1v1 Ladder Settings
    Baltic Sea
    Basileia
    Battle Islands V
    Battle for Middle Earth
    Laketown
    Malvia
    Oxfordshire
    Post-Melt Antarctica (in-distribution neutrals that aren't picked have 0 armies)
    Randomized Strat ME
    Red Dead Redemption
    Saudi Arabia
    Sri Lanka
    Strat MME (this one seems to be especially standard)
    The World of Warhammer
    Treasure Map
    Volcano Island
    Yinyang'zhou


Combo! (Especially important on these templates)
    Atlantis
    Australia
    Austria Airports
    Cosmo Land
    Discovery
    East Asia & Oceania
    Eberron World
    French Brawl
    Numenor


Coverage! (Especially important on these templates)
    Black Sea
    China (+1 bonuses for 1 territory are important)
    Earth Sea (+1 red castle bonuses are important)
    Gravic Swamp
    Greater Middle East III
    Guiroma
    Hannibal at the Gates
    Qina
    Rad-Osil (+1 bonuses for 1 territory are important)
    Strategic Greece
    Unicorn Island


Weighted Random
    Belarus
    British Raj (coverage is important)
    Cat Fight
    Final Fantasy 7
    Gelvien Islands
    Phobia
    Strat ME
    Tor-ture (coverage is important)


Weird (You'll likely need some practice on these templates beforehand)
    Elitist Africa
    Georgia Army Cap
    Greece LD (focus a lot on the picking phase for this template)
    Macedonia No-Split


Multi-Attack
    MA Battle Islands V
    Snowy Mountains MA


You'll notice that many templates fit into multiple groups so I tried to put them in the most defining category for that template. Feel free to make suggestions for adjustments in the lists.

Edited 4/12/2017 04:09:32
Multi-Day Ladder Templates Categorization: 4/8/2017 21:22:01


master of desaster 
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nice list you got! i like the remarks :P

maybe put EA&oceania to Combo?
Multi-Day Ladder Templates Categorization: 4/8/2017 21:42:42

player12345
Level 61
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Nice categories. I agree with mod that EA&O might fit better into combo than coverage. 4-bonus combo there is strong.
Multi-Day Ladder Templates Categorization: 4/8/2017 22:00:06


Pardon99
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Ah yes, it fits much better in combos. Edited
Multi-Day Ladder Templates Categorization: 4/9/2017 04:29:30


[FCC] Aura Guardian 
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Strat MME (this one seems to be especially standard)


Profound and thought provoking. I feel like I could go discover the cure for everything now.
Multi-Day Ladder Templates Categorization: 4/9/2017 17:58:16


Koon Ran
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Please do, we could all use a cure for wellness
Multi-Day Ladder Templates Categorization: 4/10/2017 15:11:27


Beren • apex 
Level 63
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I think Catfight should go into the WR section given that a WR section exists.

And it's not nice to call Georgia trash :(

Edited 4/10/2017 15:40:46
Multi-Day Ladder Templates Categorization: 4/10/2017 20:28:37


psykkoman
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I would split "standart" section according to the size of the map. It is really different game on 80 territories (e.g. Oxfordshire, Basileia) than on 130 (Malvia, Battle Islands or MME itself). At least for us non-elite players ;)
Multi-Day Ladder Templates Categorization: 4/10/2017 22:11:20


zażółć gęślą jaźń
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I would say that shape of a map changes a lot too (Guiroma and Qina feel way different to me... or is it just me?). :P

Edited 4/10/2017 22:11:58
Multi-Day Ladder Templates Categorization: 4/10/2017 22:13:31


master of desaster 
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Well qina is special anyways. I'd argue you don't need much coverage. Just picks in the big bonuses and the +1s.
Multi-Day Ladder Templates Categorization: 4/10/2017 23:55:23


Dogberry
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Nevermind

Edited 4/11/2017 00:02:42
Multi-Day Ladder Templates Categorization: 4/12/2017 04:09:05


Pardon99
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@Beren
I think Catfight should go into the WR section given that a WR section exists.

And it's not nice to call Georgia trash :(

Ah, nice catch on Catfight. I'll edit that. And Georgia Army Cap must be gross if so many people on the mdl are vetoing it! I'll change it though :p

@psykkoman
I would split "standart" section according to the size of the map. It is really different game on 80 territories (e.g. Oxfordshire, Basileia) than on 130 (Malvia, Battle Islands or MME itself). At least for us non-elite players ;)

I don't think it's so much about the # of territories in a map as it is about the connectivity of the map (how many territories you have to go through to get from one end to another; a wrap-around map would be much more connected than something such as Laketown. That being said, if you would like more detail on templates in the standard section, I suggest you watch tutorial-esque videos that ps has made with knowledgeable and informative commentators (Motd, MoD, Beren, Master Jz to name a few). He goes over important parts of the map and strategies in picking on certain templates. He has made a video for almost every template on the mdl and you can find them by searching "Strategic Guide to ...." in the Forum.

@zażółć gęślą jaźń
I would say that shape of a map changes a lot too (Guiroma and Qina feel way different to me... or is it just me?). :P

Ya the shape is very different (I assume because they are maps of different places :p) but both templates are similar in that coverage of the map is important. Picking between them is very different, but you can always watch ps's videos for more details. To MoD's point about Qina, ya the +1 bonuses are important and overpowered but I think it fits better in coverage than any other category. The only other category I can think to put it into is 'Weird,' but it's not even that weird.
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