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Issander's New Strategic System: Africa

Unlocks at level 5 or with the Mega Maps Pack
Created by Issander (all)
Went public on 8/21/2016
Number of ratings: 54
Average rating: 3.7222 / 5
138 territories, 384 bonuses, 6 distribution modes


Review by Nathan on 8/25/2016.
I love Issander's maps, both for their intricacy and for their creativity. This is no exception.

EDIT - Version 1.1 greatly improves the visibility issue. Kudos!
Response by map creator Issander on 8/24/2016
To all people complaining about bonus borders: I have given it a second thought and released version 1.1 with accentuated bonus borders. Take a look once Fizzer makes it public and let me know if it solved your problems. Thank you for your high ratings and if you have any more issues, also please let me know.
6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.
Review by Brotherdan on 9/11/2016.
WOW! Revolution in warlight mapmaking!
I find the idea great: also having the different terrains with different combintions of bonus/malus makes things extremely interesting. Also thanks for the various distributions, it's very nice to find some.

EDIT: version 1.1 substantially solves the probelms in finding a bonus' extension (though it may be not the most visually appealing). It still is non-trivial to match bonus colors with the table. Changing the background (and each of us players IS a living background), colors play funny tricks: I find it hardest to distingush mountains-jungle-forests on one side and arid_grasslands-highlands-exceptional_lands on the other.
Even more after 1.1 it is definitely a MINOR issue. Thanks for the wonderful idea, and for having made it into such a fantastic map, Issander!
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review by Zephyrum on 8/23/2016.
Not my kind of map, but the very idea that Issander is back into action is a great thought. Woohoo!

I gave it a 4/5. It's creative and perfectly playable, unlike most creative maps out there. The gimmicky playstile is, to an extent, innovative, but hard to apply in most other maps. The result is a unique gem that likely will be the only of it's kind for some time.

Hope you managed to arrange your life in the UK! Best of luck Issander, can't wait to hear more from you.
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review by [TNW] Commander Vimes on 8/23/2016.
This map is amazing. That is pretty much all I can say. The AI is very bad on it.
3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
Review by {Canidae} Kretoma on 8/21/2016.
Great idea, great map! I like it a lot. ;)
2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review by The Supreme Mugwump on 8/24/2016.
Main problem is that orange/red/brown is not immediately distinguishable on the map.
1 out of 1 person found this review helpful.
Review by Jack Mustafa on 8/31/2016.
Wish there were more maps with this level of well thought-out, intricate bonuses out there!
1 out of 1 person found this review helpful.
Review by Beren • apex on 9/3/2016.
I really like this map. The concept is awesome and it plays very well.

I have a few negative comments, though. Forests and Mountains are a bit too close in color - it can be a little confusing which is which.

I also think you should have bonus boxes which are clickable for each full bonus so you can click on them and see clearly which territories are in each bonus. I understand why you did it the way you did, because it might make the table in the bottom left confusing, but I think it would really help.

Also, the lakes are exactly the same colour as the Aqua player colour. That is confusing.
1 out of 1 person found this review helpful.
Review by mifroid on 8/26/2016.
original, funny...
This bonus system makes the game really interesting. I prefer this map of Africa :)
0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Review by [ROME] ��������� on 9/3/2016.
0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Review by M. Poireau on 9/5/2016.
Fantastic map, and a wonderful concept.

Unfortunately, I don't think it's well served by the real-world Africa map.

A custom map made to showcase this concept could do a better job of showing clearly which areas and which bonuses are of different types, by using layout and graphic design to make it easy to see.

I hope to see more maps using this idea! 4/5
0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Review by Andalorium on 8/26/2016.
So the chart on the side of the map is not what is set for the bonuses, honestly, I love a challenge but when gaming the "whole" bonus give -4 and only 2 of 4 give 4 units or -6 for 3 areas, but then 7 for the "whole" bonus, I just got confused, and your lakes are the same color as the Teal background so I spent a full minute wondering why there was no unit number on what I figures out was a lake, it is the little things that can make or break a map, and right now I'd call this broken
1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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