Islamic African Nations 2016Unlocks at level 2 or with the Mega Maps Pack
Created by Semicedevine (all)
Went public on 1/16/2016
Number of ratings: 35
Average rating: 3.4285 / 5
456 territories, 483 bonuses, 11 distribution modes
|A map based on the 1-bonus-for-every-territory concept.
Important Disclaimer: "Islamic", as in, "somewhat historically influenced and/or affected by Islam".
Other Disclaimer: Somalia is recognized as Islamic, but was purposely excluded to reduce map size.
Map project was originally started in May of 2015 and took 6 months longer than was expected to complete.
The theory behind the income balancing is that large countries will typically spend lesser portions of their money to finance the military, where as smaller countries will spend a much larger portion of their money on their military.
Whether or not the total income of a nation in this map is higher than another is based directly on the GDP each nation possess, with a few exceptions for small countries such as Togo, Guinea-Bissau, and Gambia. The country's total income is then distributed to its territories based on how population is distributed in the country. Territories with very few people in a country with low GDP will have very little incomes.
Review by Zephyrum on 1/16/2016.
Shitty wordart? Check! Inconsistent territory sizes? Check! The most retarded possible distributions? Check! Fully enclaved territories? Check! Horrible territory naming? Check!
Still surprisingly good even after disconsidering the above? Hell yeah.
Strategically, you can either pick a clumped up region for high starting income and slower growth or the middle of the desert for a horrible start and early game, but increasingly snowballing income.
Diplomatically, it would be amazing for some diplos and stuff with the 1 territory 1 bonus theme, but... Roleplaying northern africa? I doubt anything that's not Egypt, Nigeria or Morocco in this map would be a bore to play as. Still good for people who want to be creative and make something new.
Probably Semice's first map that is both good and fun. Congratulations.
Now go back to the restaurant for the child labor is needed!
Thanks very much man XD
Taking the time to write such a review... I am touched...
Because most of the postive things you pointed out I never even noticed (honestly right when I was about done with it, for whatever reason, I actually seriously and legitamently thought the map was virtual sht lol)
Review by [NL] Lucas on 1/17/2016.
Bonus values are based on nothing. West Africa is worth too much and the title of the map isn't right, you can name it Northern Africa but Islamic Africa isn't right, not even half of the area is Islamic.
Very few of the countries would consider themselves as islamic states but most of the countries do have an islamic majority (definitely what I was going for)
As for the coastal west african countries, they were included for having a long history of conflicts involving Islam
Review by Imperator on 1/17/2016.
It seems good enough for a diplomacy game. However, I gave it three stars on the basis that that it is seemingly arbitrarily labeled as "Islamic African Nations". For one thing, Basically everything south of Sudan are actually christian nations, with very small muslim minorities. In some cases, like South Sudan, This minority is as small as six percent. Not exactly Islamic if you ask me.
On top of this, Somalia, an actual "Islamic African Nation", was cut off of the map for seemingly no reason other than that you wanted to claim that the Christian nations you've included are "Islamic" by including them.
You've also included the SADR as a part of morocco, which is a jerk move IMO.
Despite all of these Inaccuracies, it's still a decent map, although possibly not that good for role playing because of the flaws.
Review by NinjaNic on 1/17/2016.
The superbonus for Cameroon is messed up.
getting it patched up m8
Review by Wulfgard Martel on 9/28/2016.
Why have this giant map and use 1/10 of it?
Review by Andalorium on 12/15/2016.
It was good for what it is, but I'm still not the biggest Diplomacy map fan.