2009 US Core Based Statistical AreasUnlocks at level 33 or with the Mega Maps Pack
Created by Wenyun (all)
Went public on 4/23/2014
Number of ratings: 45
Average rating: 3.4444 / 5
955 territories, 304 bonuses, 9 distribution modes
|A map labeling all of the Statistical Areas as of 2009. Due to the fact that not the whole United States is not in a Statistical area, this map serves as a semieconomic map of the United States.
Bonuses that are in CSA's are marked with Blue, Green, and Purple. Those not in CSA's are marked in Red, Orange, Yellow, and Pink.
State bonuses were determined by dividing the number of territories in the state by 5; rounding was determined by the state's bonus structure and surrounding corrections.
Thanks to the 101st, Lynx, and Warlighters for helping test the map as well as everyone who commented on the forum thread! ^^ (kevin#1 won the test game)
Review by ���§IRIÜS��� on 4/23/2014.
A must play map :) Looking at this map, i can already know the the map creator did lot of hard work on researching and making this map. Unlike the big U.S. map, this is more suitable for strategy playing. The background design impresses me too because it is colorful and aestheticly appealing. However, there is one very VERY huge mistake. Puerto rico is way too big and the creator obviously doesn't like Alaska :D But, i will give this map a 5 :D Well done!
Alaska comprises about 18% of the US's land mass. Did you really expect me to put all of that empty land on there?
Also clearly that box next to Puerto Rico is a magnifying glass. (It's also magnifying Hawaii! Yay!)
Review by Nathan on 4/23/2014.
Great map! Very challenging and very interesting. I would recommend that players increase the superbonus values for each state as the income tends to be a little low and controlling an entire state is a definite achievement.
Also, I found two broken connections:
- Des Moines - Maryville
- Seymour - Columbus
Superbonus value is now (Territories/5), which should give slightly less than a 1 territory:1 army bonus ratio for states (when including the smaller bonuses.) This should produce a slightly higher income rate. (And now, if the players want to increase superbonus value, they can just multiply the default values!)
Fixed connections are fixed too.
Review by Michelangelo on 4/25/2014.
Solid 4/5! Would give 4.2 if I could. Compared to normal US maps its unique and includes different shaped territory's, different from the normal boring box shapes. Very well done map indeed.
Thanks! The idea with this map was to provide a version of the US that would offer chokepoints and different shapes - while it does come at the cost of not mapping the whole US, it does have its own unique flair.
Review by benc on 12/29/2014.
The Good: Great original concept and well-researched. Neatly avoids the problem with the territory size issue on many US maps by leaving rural areas empty.
The Bad: The colors are extremely distracting and make it very difficult to see what's going on. Please use a dark gray for the state backgrounds, and consider using fewer unique bonus colors too.
Bottom line: Quality map except for the excessive use of color which brings it down a couple notches.
Review by Hurricane on 7/3/2014.
This map takes forever! There are so many small territories in the Midwest.
Review by Riyamitie on 7/13/2014.
This would take me too long to put in the description, so when the 1.3 update gets in...
Top 25: (24 territories)
#17 (Fort Worth) overlaps with #11 (Austin)
Top 50: (45 territories)
The above, plus...
#36 (Long Beach) overlaps with #2 (Los Angeles)
#38 (Mesa) overlaps with #6 (Phoenix)
#45 (Oakland) overlaps with #14 (San Francisco)
#50 (Arlington) overlaps with #11 (Austin)
Top 100: (73 territories)
The above, plus...
*Note: San Juan, in Puerto Rico, is #52.*
#56 (Aurora) overlaps with #22 (Denver)
#57 (Anaheim) overlaps with #14 (San Francisco)
#58 (Santa Ana) overlaps with #14 (San Francisco)
#67 (St. Paul) overlaps with #46 (Minneapolis)
#70 (Newark) overlaps with #1 (New York City)
#71 (Plano) overlaps with #11 (Austin)
#72 (Henderson) overlaps with #30 (Las Vegas)
#75 (Jersey City) overlaps with #1 (New York City)
#76 (Chula Vista) overlaps with #8 (San Diego)
#79 (St. Petersburg) overlaps with #53 (Tampa)
#80 (Chandler) overlaps with #6 (Phoenix)
#82 (Norfolk) overlaps with #39 (Virginia Beach)
Response by map creator Wenyun on 7/13/2014
Top 100 (cont.):
#86 (Irvine) overlaps with #2 (Los Angeles)
#88 (Glendale) overlaps with #6 (Phoenix)
#89 (Garland) overlaps with #11 (Austin)
#90 (Hialeah) overlaps with #44 (Miami)
#92 (Chesapeake) overlaps with #39 (Virginia Beach)
#93 (Gilbert) overlaps with #6 (Phoenix)
#95 (Irving) overlaps with #11 (Austin)
#96 (Scottsdale) overlaps with #6 (Phoenix)
#97 (North Las Vegas) overlaps with #30 (Las Vegas)
#98 (Fremont) overlaps with #14 (San Francisco)
States' Largest: (49 territories)
Newark (NJ) and New York City (NY) overlap
Philadelphia (PA) and Wilmington (DE) overlap
*Despite Puerto Rico not being a state, San Juan is included*
Review by Le Count H on 10/2/2014.
Review by OTPM on 11/17/2014.