The Map Pack is coming

By on November 10, 2012 3:06:33 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

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Very soon we plan to release the very first Map Pack for Elemental: Fallen Enchantress.  In addition to a new hand crafted map for every map size along with new stamps to spice up random map generation, it also includes the full Anthys map. A gigantic map that contains the entire known world of Elemental (at least, as of ~150 AC).

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November 10, 2012 3:07:46 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Nice... I would like to try that map out ; )

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November 10, 2012 3:14:38 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

That map looks awesome.

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November 10, 2012 3:18:07 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I.. wants the precious. Anthys..

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November 10, 2012 3:20:36 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Got to agree,love the map example.Even the large maps seem far too small to me as they generate now.

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November 10, 2012 3:22:00 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

the old 8-bit rpg look-n-feel of the cloth map!

 

Edit: This pic makes a great desktop background by the way.

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November 10, 2012 3:44:02 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

new stamps is also nice.

 

can you change the stamps mentioned here? http://forums.elementalgame.com/435333

 

S_Generic_Medium_08

S_Generic_Medium_03 

S_Chasms_medium_05


these are all really bad.

 


 

 

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November 10, 2012 3:48:42 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Will we be able to use ships on this map?

 

The map looks like naval transport would be rather useful

(unless you fight your way through the northern land bridge or use Tactics of Elemental: WoM, i.e. passing the ocean by raising land (something I rather dislike, i have to say))

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November 10, 2012 3:52:58 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

yay!

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November 10, 2012 3:56:22 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

How many factions will the Anthys map be able to comfortably accommodate on the Huge setting? Oh, and will the Kingdoms and Empires generally start in their own respective halves of the map?

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November 10, 2012 4:06:03 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums


Oh god yes! I hope that each faction starting point is in their respective nation.

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November 10, 2012 4:17:25 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I see both halves connected by land? Couldn't it be a water channel as to keep both sides gaining power on each side until someone uses raise land?

Also, how many maps and stamps we would be talking about Brad? I am willing to consider this now that stamps and Anthys are confirmed.

 

I specially like the little comment of Anthys being the whole known world, for now... I do recall you writing that elemental had three continents, that Anthys split in half, another sunk, and the last one, a small one, became a bunch of islands or something. So I have been hoping we get to see them. (And if the known ones sunk, could others have risen from the waves? )

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November 10, 2012 4:22:35 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

That is fantastic.  

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November 10, 2012 4:23:26 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Polistes,

Oh god yes! I hope that each faction starting point is in their respective nation.
agreed.  I love that map

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November 10, 2012 4:41:58 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

I might just consider buying this with the monster map size as my main game comp has 32GB ram 64 bit win7 ultimate 2 24"3d screens as one desktop ie 1920x2160 screen res, but you do not mention any 64 bit exe or alterations to start to use my game beast.

harpo

 

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November 10, 2012 4:51:06 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting ProteusJN,
Will we be able to use ships on this map?

 

The map looks like naval transport would be rather useful

(unless you fight your way through the northern land bridge or use Tactics of Elemental: WoM, i.e. passing the ocean by raising land (something I rather dislike, i have to say))

Most of the maps will have ships on them.

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November 10, 2012 4:57:58 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

is the anthys map bigger than the current maximum size ingame? i think it'd have to be

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November 10, 2012 5:31:57 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Frogboy,
Most of the maps will have ships on them.

Mind Blown!

Will the AI use them, and how will they work?

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November 10, 2012 5:53:32 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

When you say this map is gigantic, how big are we talking?

Also, are larger sizes for randomly generated maps a thing that can happen?

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November 10, 2012 6:10:02 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I'm in love, love I tells yus - keep those 'packs' coming

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November 10, 2012 6:15:56 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

The map pack begins interesting me beyond just giving another $5 to the team. But darn i still keep thinking about expansion packs. i don't know that i'll be wanting to do both DLC and Expansions. i just rather it all come down thru expansion packs. Trying to keep open minded about this, but i'd rather see DLC used here to bring in stuff that wouldn't otherwise make it in the game. Niche things, minor things, odd things, wild things, off-the wall and outside the canon sorta stuff. Things you wouldn't normally consider putting in a main release.

hehe, like a DLC packs which add Stardock employees as in-game sovereigns of their own factions. Would also be more minded to buy DLC packs of pet projects from SD staff. Like maybe Karielf adds some elfish quests and events. Kael brings in some Seahorse Monsters. Brad adds a playable Bone Ogre faction. Somebody adds a Pink Pony named Lord Xia whatever. Pet projects from the staff might make for great DLC and be fun for the staff and players. Maybe unique DLC will garner SD some more positive press. Change the narrative again.

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November 10, 2012 6:23:28 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Yay!!!

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November 10, 2012 7:05:42 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Very exciting! I'll buy every DLC pertaining to this game. Ships? What?

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November 10, 2012 7:09:45 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

yes, this is getting interesting.

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November 10, 2012 7:26:30 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Heh, I rather like the difference between the reactions in this thread (where you're actually showing stuff off) and the '2 Weeks' thread where you announced the map pack. Very, very different tones.

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November 10, 2012 7:34:57 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Well, you've got my five bucks.

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