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Offline The Big Chihuahua

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Rookie Challenge: 500 Farmers
« on: August 23, 2014, 07:31:54 AM »
Ok rookies, here's your chance!  If you have NEVER played a challenge but really wish you could have, this is your day!

Previous challenges are now active again and will run until end of the day September 30th.  The parameters will be the same as the first time it was run. I have included the link to that challenge for you to consult. 

GOOD LUCK!

500 Farmers
http://worldofbanished.com/index.php?topic=167.0
« Last Edit: August 23, 2014, 08:04:02 AM by The Big Chihuahua »

Offline irrelevant

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Re: Rookie Challenge: 500 Farmers
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2014, 07:16:52 PM »
This one was really fun, and I learned so much from it. You guys should try it!

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Re: Rookie Challenge: 500 Farmers
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2014, 04:27:48 AM »
I agree, I also learned a lot from this challenge!

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Re: Rookie Challenge: 500 Farmers
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2014, 06:59:06 AM »
hm,,,
This was one of the challenges I choose wasnīt so interesting.
I didnīt think there was much about it. I have had more than 500 farmers in regular games.
Did I miss something? Did you set any specific rules?

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Re: Rookie Challenge: 500 Farmers
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2014, 07:10:05 AM »
hm,,,
This was one of the challenges I choose wasnīt so interesting.
I didnīt think there was much about it. I have had more than 500 farmers in regular games.
Did I miss something? Did you set any specific rules?

500 farmers was the minimum number to compete in this challenge. We had entries with near 1,000 farmers and I have seen maps with 1200 or more farmers since then.

So the rookie challenge would be for competitors to achieve 500 farmers and depending on how many are competing, the most over 500 wins.
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Re: Rookie Challenge: 500 Farmers
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2014, 08:48:00 AM »
The circle challenge was really fun too! And challenging. :D

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Re: Rookie Challenge: 500 Farmers
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2014, 04:36:11 PM »
So..... are all these re-opened challenges closed now? I'm getting up there with farmers in my save; up to 394 now, so can probably get to 500 (without spamming more farmers than is needed on each field).

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Re: Rookie Challenge: 500 Farmers
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2014, 07:26:33 PM »
Keep going, I'll hold it open for you!

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Re: Rookie Challenge: 500 Farmers
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2014, 08:04:52 PM »
Finally got there, 519 farmers :)

There is room for quite a bit more further north in the map, and I "only" use one farmer per orchard, so that's another 100 probably if two people were watching them. I'm using some mods for this game, though, so loading it will probably be tricky.


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Re: Rookie Challenge: 500 Farmers
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2014, 08:08:02 PM »
Good job! I never got to 500 farmers for this challenge, the lag just got to unpleasant when I got over 1500 pop.

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Re: Rookie Challenge: 500 Farmers
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2014, 08:14:12 PM »
Congratulations @Pangaea! I really like this town (not touching that download though  ;D ).

You've got a lot of space left there.  ;)

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Re: Rookie Challenge: 500 Farmers
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2014, 08:33:48 PM »
Yes, there is still a lot of forests, especially up north, which I can expand into. However, I'm already starting to feel the pinch from 'only' four trading posts, and it's becoming tricky to keep up with firewood demand, despite not trading anything for a darn long time. Haven't managed to keep up with housing either - at all - so things could get nasty I suppose. You see the families/housing count in the picture, and it's not great - getting down towards 50%. Is there a dangerous threshold?

I've put so much effort into this town that it would be a shame to finish before I've filled the map, so I'll try to keep going. The log issue could get tricky, though, so maybe I need to break the principle of few trading OPs to keep going and live :(

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Re: Rookie Challenge: 500 Farmers
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2014, 08:35:57 PM »
Look at your pop curve, if you see it start to flatten out, you have a housing problem. Once it turns flat, if you don't address the issue in time, the next step for it is to turn down.

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Re: Rookie Challenge: 500 Farmers
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2014, 08:51:30 PM »
Oof, it looks like it's flattening out now, which was bound to happen really, as the population has shot up, but mostly in adults.

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Re: Rookie Challenge: 500 Farmers
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2014, 09:23:02 PM »
congrats @Pangaea !!!
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