Ultra Storm wrote:
Taz wrote: I don't see where you see any balance problem, and the map looks awfully fun. However, we could ask SmackCakes what he thinks of this if you wish.
Of course, BM can't just waltz in to take the other base but they probably have a better chance of interrupting it more efficiently. Also, I don't think FOW and middle bases make a good combination.
Well if I have to say something...
I don't really understand how Ultrastorm deduces that BM can have a better chance of interrupting the base capture when PC has a whole days head start and will capture the north base the day before BM captures the south. I also don't really understand how he considers them middle bases when they are only 4 tiles from one sides HQ and the other side can't even get land units too them. I think it's pretty clear who's territory they are in.
I don't really know what else to say? perhaps if he came up with some real arguments that made a modicum of sense I could mull them over.
All things considered the map is how I intended it to be. it is possible to prevent the bases from being captured, they are supposed to be disputable. Both sides can just send artillery to camp them from the other side if they choose. But there is nothing unfair about it. PC goes first in the north, BM goes first in the south. BM does get their funds first, but the PC get their extra infantry before BM get their funds so it's of no consequence.
I play tested the map with Melon. I was more concerned about BM having an advantage round the front of the mountains on the far east and west fronts. Which they do, but it's only very slight and it's countered by PC having an equal advantage round the back of the mountains. so it worked out kind of perfect.
I was always very happy with the balance on this map, and I still am. It's one of my favourites. there isn't anything I see as unfair or would want to change.
I don't really know what to say about Sturm, I usually ban him because perfect movement is pretty broken (Sturm on Pheasant LOL). I don't see that even Sturm has any extra FTA on Melon Land. I doubt he'd be my first choice in any case.