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Biomes of Americas

Unlocks at level 50 or with the Mega Maps Pack
Created by #Master [QB] (all)
Went public on 11/3/2017
Number of ratings: 215
Average rating: 3.5627 / 5
154 territories, 568 bonuses, 10 distribution modes

Description

The bonuses on this map are crafted in a way that controlling any combination of 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 territories within the same bonus will grant a certain income. Thus the bonus links on the map only reflect the final income you gain for controlling the whole bonus. Use the bonus table on the map to tell how much income you will gain or lose for controlling a certain amount of territories in a bonus. In case you struggle to distinguish between the biomes click on the superbonuses above the biome names in the bonus table. Also note that bonuses can contain 3,4 or 5 territories in them.

Please do not try to change any bonus value beside the superbonuses (All Biome xyz).

Special thanks to Lionheart who let me work with his map:
https://www.warlight.net/Map/27890-First-Nations-Americas

Suggested templates:

1 v 1: https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer?TemplateID=1097582
2 v 2: https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer?TemplateID=1096121
3 v 3: https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer?TemplateID=1095908

Reviews

Review by Lionheart on 11/3/2017.
Congratulations on finalizing the map Qab. stunning !
13 out of 16 people found this review helpful.
Review by Deadman on 11/5/2017.
Great to see another map on this bonus system. You've taken this one step further and have bonuses with varying number of territories which adds another unique layer of complexity.

Love the color combinations and it is easy to tell the bonuses apart. Clicking on the type of bonus in the legend highlights all bonuses of that kind! This feature is so helpful on this bonus system.

I think this map is well suited for 2v2 and 3v3 templates. It seems to have the perfect size and complexity. Europe may finally have a worthy challenger ;)
13 out of 16 people found this review helpful.
Review by Clint Eastwood on 11/4/2017.
I really don't know what to say about this map that I didn't say about the other one. Lionheart is to thank for the amazing artwork, and Issander is to thank for the bonus system idea, but you're still a genius for coming up with the idea to do it in the first place. This is what happens when three great mapmakers collaborate.

Like I said on First Nations of the Americas, please do more maps in this style!

6/5
5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.
Review by FiveStarGeneral on 1/16/2018.
Beautiful aesthetics and interesting bonus system 5/5
4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.
Review by Ahatoro on 5/2/2018.
I think the bonus structure makes the difficult. If you are going to play this map - make sure you have time to really focus on the bonus structure every turn.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review by SnorreX on 12/17/2018.
Great Map
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review by Jb on 3/3/2018.
Sorry but until this map gets a better explanation for how it works, I can’t give higher than one star. I understand the concept, but as it stands, the bonuses as they are explained just don’t seem to add up to what you end up getting for bonuses and income. And yes I understand there are negative bonuses, but they simply don’t make sense as they are with what they add up to, unless there are additional factors that are not mentioned or explained in the description.
9 out of 17 people found this review helpful.
Review by t7soldier on 4/1/2018.
Awesome design...must be very strategic with some of the negative initial bonuses
2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review by Den-Sel on 8/26/2018.
Few maps have this bonus system, but it is as good as any other. It takes time to get used to it: strategy is different about where you start, where you expand, where you attack/defend, and the timing of it all. It does take some practice, but it's a different kind of challenge.
Haven't played enough to figure out how balanced it is, but w/ auto pick, you may indeed be in a big hole if you start in rainforest or desert.
Also, my eyes don't like the orientation of the map from left to right (instead of top to bottom), but I suppose that's because it renders better on the screen that way?
1 out of 1 person found this review helpful.
Review by Lightning on 2/18/2019.
Why making it complicated when it can be simple! ;)
2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review by goodgame on 5/21/2019.
The shape of the map and mountains and such make it too hard to focus. That's just me.
1 out of 1 person found this review helpful.
Review by t on 6/1/2019.
My favorite map yet...really complex and interesting, more strategy and challenge in achieving a star yet doable...thank you and well done!
2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review by riskboy88 on 12/11/2019.
bad bonus system
1 out of 1 person found this review helpful.
Review by captainlove on 8/3/2020.
I originally was going to give this map 3 stars, but after seeing the 16 turns for the gold star I'm dropping the rating to 2 stars. It would be hard enough winning this in 16 turns to begin with, but with the diplomacy cards being played against you by every AI within the first 8 turns, there is no way possible to get the gold. Getting the gold is the object in all of the maps, making it impossible to do it just plain sucks. The bonus system is kind of a cool idea, but it is way to complicated to play a nice relaxed game.
1 out of 1 person found this review helpful.
Review by Kaster Moopa on 11/4/2017.
Better than elitist africa! Marvellous!
7 out of 14 people found this review helpful.
Review by Bonsai on 11/5/2017.
Looks lovely, once you get used to it. Definitely curious to see how it plays.

I hate to be that guy, but the "West Coast" bonus is the east coast.
Response by map creator #Master [QB] on 11/16/2017
fixed in version 1.1 :)
4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.
Review by Devean on 4/26/2018.
As much as I wanted to like this map, I hate it. And I hate it more with each game I play on it. The bonus system that worked tremendously on the Africa map, here is utterly broken. The map is horrid, unbalanced, and utterly crap.

The visuals are great, but that's Lionheart's work. The gameplay experience is negative.
6 out of 12 people found this review helpful.
Review by Risky on 3/12/2019.
Too hard to understand bonuses.
3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.
Review by Jean Carlos on 2/12/2020.
This map not have República Dominicana
0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Review by JK_3 on 3/3/2020.
very nice map, love the bonus system
0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Review by zioli on 4/11/2020.
It's s possible don't see this map in my multi-player game?
0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Review by Eben Bear on 4/12/2020.
Enjoyed the different bonus structure and use of diplomacy card. It was different and that made for a break from the more traditional maps and games I have played thus far. Not hard to beat but fun. Well done.
0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Review by GreyKnight on 7/16/2020.
I've no idea how the bonus system on this map is supposed to work.
0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Review by ad3ross on 8/30/2020.
I think I finally figured it out. A Group is 2 or more Territories together, and the number inside the colored diamond is the best bonus I can get for that Group. Instead of just getting a bonus for having all the Territories in a Group, I gain or lose armies based on how many Territories I have in that Group and its Biome (terrain type). So, for each Group of two Island Territories, I get -1 army if I only have one Island and get +1 army if I have both Islands. For each Group of four Desert Territories, I get from -3 to +1 armies depending on how many of those four Territories I have. Having one Territory gets me -3, two gets me -1, three gets me +0, and having all four gets me +1. I have a suggestion: Instead of having the word "Biome" directly above the numbers 1~5, put the word "Biome" above the different Biomes (terrain types) and put "Territories Occupied" above the numbers. This will make it clearer for future players that there are not two Island Biomes and four Desert Biomes.
0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Review by Narnia on 9/3/2020.
love this map :)
0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Review by Falcon At on 9/17/2020.
I LOVE this map. However, the biome mechanics didn't really affect me after my empire was a certain size. I wonder if size limiters could be baked into the map. It's theorized that many empires do best when they remain within their original biome. This is due to their mode of living and disease immunities being based on their original territory. You could have some modelling in this that provides negatives for branching out to too-disparate biomes.
0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Review by Dictator SU on 4/14/2018.
something wrong with the army distribution
4 out of 9 people found this review helpful.
Review by Thrasybulus on 1/9/2019.
Absolutely incoherent.
2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
Review by Eten on 3/31/2019.
Really hard to get armies
2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
Review by Marco Parisi on 5/19/2020.
I loved it
0 out of 1 person found this review helpful.
Review by Phillingrad on 4/12/2018.
Garbage.
5 out of 13 people found this review helpful.
Review by Brent Sheldon on 10/27/2018.
Thus is the worst map ever. I received no troops after the 1st turn and could not take any countries attacking 2 on 1.
2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.