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A balanced Diplomacy map -|- Testers needed: 9/6/2013 09:34:30

Lord Syvedyas
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Hello fellow warlighters.
Apart from playing tournaments and games that go for skills, every now and then i like a game of RPG and/or Diplomacy. The biggest problem with the later is usually, that there are powers which dominate to much and especially in open games, it happens to fast that smaller players shy away from conflict with the big powers while they grow and in the worse case, even make an alliance togther.

With that at the back of my head, i started to think about what would be nessecary for a balanced Diplomacy map and came to the conclusion, that it would be almost impossible to do with the a scenario on the maps i have seen so far.

Therefore:
I present "The Continent of Qua-Hana"

Picture with the standart starting situation: http://s14.directupload.net/images/130906/oykrrkro.png
Link to map: http://warlight.net/SinglePlayer.aspx?PreviewMap=24249

About the map:
- The map is set up for 12 players.
- In the standart setup every player has an income of 40 + Base income.
- Every starting bonus has 9 territories facing the enemy.
- Every player has borders to 3 other players.
- Every big bonus consists of 26 territories with:
1 x +5 income
2 x +3 income
2 x +2 income
21x +1 income
- Big bonus is worth 4

Of course there are still some small imbalances with the way the territories are position throughout the bonuses and such, but its in a very managable margin i believe.


A bit about the map making process i automated (Iam not very patient with such things ;)) and therefore might be prone to error. This includes the bigger part of naming the territories via generated names and random distribution of those names. (The scripts i used are written in AutoIt which mostly generated mouseclicks and keyboard input for me. Havent worked with Phyton and this was at hand.)


To wrap this up now, i need some map testers to make sure that territories connect correctly and that the balance is really there.

For those non members who like diplomacy games: With the "Diplomacy" Distribution and no limit to territories distributed to the players, everyone who can open a game with 12 players should be able to create a game with diplomacy settings.

If Fizzer reads this: I reaaaally would like to have the option to test maps with open seats. The game could be made a pratice game and have the standart maptest message. Would make it much easier to get a big amount of feedback for the maps you make.

Have a great day everyone
Lord Syvedyas

Edited 9/6/2013 11:13:09
A balanced Diplomacy map -|- Testers needed: 9/6/2013 11:11:39


aper 
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Sure, add me, looks interesting.



I reaaaally would like to have the option to test maps with open seats.

I think you can do that now, did you try it?

Edited 9/6/2013 11:14:49
A balanced Diplomacy map -|- Testers needed: 9/6/2013 11:51:17

Lord Syvedyas
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Yeah, it didnt allow me. I thought too that it was possible but it somewhat didnt work :/
A balanced Diplomacy map -|- Testers needed: 9/6/2013 12:17:50

CROivan
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You can actually make test games with open seats:

1. Make a test game, put yourself and player x.y. in that game.
2. Go to Add/Remove player
3. Remove player x.y.
4. Put open seats.

x.y. = any player

Edited 9/6/2013 14:02:36
A balanced Diplomacy map -|- Testers needed: 9/6/2013 14:20:46


Incaman
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Can i test :)
A balanced Diplomacy map -|- Testers needed: 9/6/2013 14:28:30

Lord Syvedyas
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Sure Inca :)

We now have 4 people including me and GeneralGror.
A balanced Diplomacy map -|- Testers needed: 9/6/2013 15:25:03


Moros 
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I would like to test this too! The system of differently valued cities in combination with superbonuses is new I think.
A balanced Diplomacy map -|- Testers needed: 9/6/2013 16:26:09


Urfang
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Looking good, I would like test
A balanced Diplomacy map -|- Testers needed: 9/6/2013 16:52:54


Belgian Gentleman 
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that's a good idea, single bonusses on single territories with a superbonus.

I better use this idea on my African Nations map.

Edited 9/6/2013 16:53:10
A balanced Diplomacy map -|- Testers needed: 9/6/2013 17:04:23


Ironheart
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I will like to test, i see what you are trying to do is put emphasis on the diplomacy.
A balanced Diplomacy map -|- Testers needed: 9/6/2013 17:50:45


powerpos
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Nice map.

I don't think you want to make a game with open seats as test, since you realy have no idea who will join, most players responding here would give you feedback in a game.
A balanced Diplomacy map -|- Testers needed: 9/6/2013 23:48:14


Genghis 
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I can test.
A balanced Diplomacy map -|- Testers needed: 9/7/2013 07:48:59

Lord Syvedyas
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So we now have 8 players if im counting right?
GeneralGror, aper, Incaman, Moros, Urfang, Ironheart, Nebuchadnezzar and myself.
Still 4 to go :)
A balanced Diplomacy map -|- Testers needed: 9/7/2013 07:53:32


Mudderducker 
Level 57
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I will play looks interesting. ;)
A balanced Diplomacy map -|- Testers needed: 9/7/2013 08:39:12

CROivan
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Count me in
A balanced Diplomacy map -|- Testers needed: 9/7/2013 09:26:44


powerpos
Level 48
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You can invite me as well, btw.
A balanced Diplomacy map -|- Testers needed: 9/7/2013 09:44:16

Lord Syvedyas
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Perfect. First test underway now.
A balanced Diplomacy map -|- Testers needed: 9/8/2013 15:28:10


kykkos
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i like it very much!
A balanced Diplomacy map -|- Testers needed: 9/10/2013 03:34:17


Blue 
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If you have any more test games you can invite me

Edited 9/10/2013 03:34:24
A balanced Diplomacy map -|- Testers needed: 10/5/2013 13:32:10

Dyktator
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it's seems to be a good map
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