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Title: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: solarscreen on August 13, 2014, 09:17:52 AM
It's no secret we have some amazing Banished players on the forum.  Whether you are new to Banished or have played since the game was released, you can learn something new from every challenge we have here.

Since Banished was released, I have seen only a few towns over 4,000 and one of those I'm not sure was functional at that level after the methods used to achieve that population.  Two 4,000 plus towns have happened here at WOB.

Those two members have agreed to take on the first Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 citizens


Now if you have been lurking and not playing but you think you can take on this challenge, I invite you to join in. I dare you to join in!


The rules are simple:  Any seed, any settings. No deadline. Build out your map until you reach 5,000 population.  Blog your progress in the Village Blogs sub-forum at least once a week, even if you had no game time that week.

The first to achieve 5,000 will be crowned our Ultimate Champion. Those who achieve 5,000 afterwards can join the ranks of this elite status.

Let the games begin! And, may the odds be ever in your favor!
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: RedKetchup on August 13, 2014, 10:02:16 AM
Woot  ! Go Go Go You can doeet !  ;D
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: mariesalias on August 13, 2014, 10:51:08 AM
I look forward to seeing others' towns! Good Luck to everyone who chooses to do this challenge!
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: RedKetchup on August 13, 2014, 12:44:03 PM
My Candidate will be : Cheyenne , a 8167 seed Large valley on medium fair start.

http://worldofbanished.com/index.php?topic=324.0

You'll be able to follow its progression :) in my blog :  Red Ketchup - Cheyenne : A future 5000+ pop village.
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: Bobbi on August 13, 2014, 08:30:36 PM
There is no possible way I could join this challenge. The lag at over 1000 on my PC is torturous.
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: solarscreen on August 15, 2014, 04:43:32 AM
@irrelevant you are in this as well aren't you?  Just getting the thread up-to-date!
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: irrelevant on August 15, 2014, 05:45:56 AM
@solarscreen  yes I am! Off to a slow start however. I'll start a blog this weekend.
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: RedKetchup on August 15, 2014, 05:57:49 AM
yeah he was too picky with seeds ^^^haha, just kidding :)
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: irrelevant on August 15, 2014, 06:29:33 AM
You're right! And all that fussing around probly won't make any difference. Each seed comes with its own problems.
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: ivorymalinov on August 16, 2014, 06:03:02 AM
Oh dear. lol. This challenge would kill my computer  :o. Goodluck to all who take part.
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: RedKetchup on August 22, 2014, 10:51:22 AM
5366 Bannies !!!! LOL

(http://worldofbanished.com/gallery/37_22_08_14_10_50_07.jpeg)


http://worldofbanished.com/index.php?topic=324.msg4366#new
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: slink on August 22, 2014, 11:14:13 AM
WOW!!!!!
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: rkelly17 on August 22, 2014, 12:11:24 PM
A massive achievement! Congrats, @RedKetchup.
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: RedKetchup on August 22, 2014, 12:13:15 PM
thanks :) i could be more proud of the city ... but bad coding made me upset alot ^^ still 5366 :)
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: Nilla on August 22, 2014, 01:07:09 PM
Congratiulations, be proud of it.
You can always say; It could have bin better, that is Banished and the reason we all play it over and over again, always finding new challenges.
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: RedKetchup on August 22, 2014, 01:17:43 PM
Thanks you @Nilla and Welcome on WoB !

i guess you're right :)
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: irrelevant on August 22, 2014, 05:11:37 PM
Congratulations Mon Ami! You are in a class by yourself. :)
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: RedKetchup on August 22, 2014, 06:15:31 PM
thanks :) @irrelevant :)
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: solarscreen on August 22, 2014, 08:08:18 PM
WOW!!!

Already???

You ARE the MASTER BUILDER!

Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: solarscreen on August 22, 2014, 08:11:35 PM
654 NOMADS    :o  :o  :o  :o  :o

Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: irrelevant on August 22, 2014, 08:32:30 PM
@solarscreen Course, he didn't let it run for a year after accepting them  ;) ;D

I would have done exactly the same thing, just to have it done with. I know what he was going through, 100s of guys, farmers, living clear on the other side of the map from their fields; it isn't any fun.
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: RedKetchup on August 22, 2014, 09:39:17 PM
yeah @irrelevant is right :) he knows very well how it s going,
he knows very well how a city with so many people is going. and yeah i had +1 and even +2 farmers at each crop, just for a chance to get one near who would be really willing to go work while all the others were doing nothing. the nomads arrived 2 years later than should have been, they were late by 2 years. and all last 5 years, all my food was going down cause the bad job vs house allocation. and when they finally arrived, nothing left, 20k food for 5k people ... thats terrible.

in fact, i think my other city, One, would live with them way more easily since i get the 1M food every 1-2 years. maybe one day , i ll do couple of years just to get a big pack of nomads like that ^^. but for the moment, i just want to relax at normal 2x speed without laging ^^, a rest well deserved :)
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: irrelevant on August 22, 2014, 10:39:56 PM
You've earned it, mon frere. :)
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: mariesalias on August 27, 2014, 04:13:43 AM
Congrats @RedKetchup!  ;D
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: solarscreen on August 27, 2014, 05:28:03 AM
Who else is going to join @RedKetchup with a 5,000 plus town?

Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: irrelevant on August 27, 2014, 05:49:22 AM
I'm working on it ( http://worldofbanished.com/index.php?topic=327.0 ), but I'm not nearly as speedy as he is. It'll take me at least two or three more weeks to get there.

@solarscreen  Sure, I'm game to give it a go. Just be aware, to get to just 4000 it took me 6 weeks with a daily average in the game of probably 4-5 hours!

There is no deadline, just a winner!


 :)
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: mariesalias on August 27, 2014, 11:41:32 AM
Who else is going to join @RedKetchup with a 5,000 plus town?

Too much lag for me.
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: irrelevant on September 22, 2014, 01:24:48 PM
So, my town Sink Mill and I made it to 5000 yesterday. For details, see the blog at http://worldofbanished.com/index.php?topic=327.0

Just for the record, I am continuing to work on this town, and will continue to update the blog. I'll also let everyone know when I accept more than 472 nomads and survive  ;)
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: RedKetchup on September 22, 2014, 03:12:17 PM
sooooo happy for you :)))
i let you know, at 5k pop, when you ll get nomads... you ll get 600-700 nomads lol, you will shatter my record :)
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: irrelevant on September 24, 2014, 07:38:47 AM
@RedKetchup Merci mon ami!

I wonder what the record is for the number of deaths due to a disease outbreak? I'm probably in the running for that award as well! ;D
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: solarscreen on September 24, 2014, 03:21:08 PM
So, my town Sink Mill and I made it to 5000 yesterday. For details, see the blog at http://worldofbanished.com/index.php?topic=327.0

Just for the record, I am continuing to work on this town, and will continue to update the blog. I'll also let everyone know when I accept more than 472 nomads and survive  ;)

Congrats!  I'll see if I can get you added to the Champions page for this challenge.
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: RedKetchup on September 24, 2014, 03:58:27 PM
@RedKetchup Merci mon ami!

I wonder what the record is for the number of deaths due to a disease outbreak? I'm probably in the running for that award as well! ;D

haha if number of death challenge would exists.... i doubt i can beat you on that one ^^
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: Nilla on September 24, 2014, 04:19:03 PM
I could  - not disease but starvation, my record is 1700 and tonight I managed about 1100  :'(
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: irrelevant on October 08, 2014, 06:58:54 PM
@solarscreen pop 6000; now what? ;) ;D

I know, that wasn't the challenge, j/k  ;)
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: solarscreen on October 08, 2014, 08:58:22 PM
@solarscreen pop 6000; now what? ;) ;D

I know, that wasn't the challenge, j/k  ;)
@irrelevant

INCREDIBLE!

I created a new group just for you, Grand Master, now to get it to show up on in your post info block.

I have a Gift Code that contains:
Myst: Masterpiece Edition
SimCity™ 4 Deluxe Edition
Capitalism 2
Sid Meier's Colonization

It's all yours if you want it.

Put up some more screen caps and an overview of your accomplishment on your Blogs board thread.  That's one amazing town!
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: RedKetchup on October 08, 2014, 09:35:49 PM
i agree he is amazing !
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: assobanana76 on October 09, 2014, 02:42:39 AM
6000 citizens vegans ???
Wow! compliments !!
then it is possible !!
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: irrelevant on October 09, 2014, 05:38:11 AM
6000 citizens vegans ???
Wow! compliments !!
then it is possible !!

@assobanana76 No, this town isn't vegan, that was a different challenge. Although now that I have no pastures and no hunters, it is pescetarian. ;)
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: irrelevant on October 09, 2014, 05:40:37 AM
@solarscreen pop 6000; now what? ;) ;D

I know, that wasn't the challenge, j/k  ;)
@irrelevant

INCREDIBLE!

I created a new group just for you, Grand Master, now to get it to show up on in your post info block.

I have a Gift Code that contains:
Myst: Masterpiece Edition
SimCity™ 4 Deluxe Edition
Capitalism 2
Sid Meier's Colonization

It's all yours if you want it.

Put up some more screen caps and an overview of your accomplishment on your Blogs board thread.  That's one amazing town!
@solarscreen  My goodness, I wasn't trolling for goodies, thanks!  ;D But more games isn't something that my wife would thank you for.  ;) You should save those for the winners of other challenges.

You and @RedKetchup are very kind.

I'll put up some more screenshots this evening.
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: Nilla on October 09, 2014, 06:44:40 AM
I am back from my holidays in Spain and have looked a bit on this web-side, what has happened in the 10 days I was gone.
Although I am a big fan of RedKethup´s developments, I think; this is the most impressive thing that has happened in my absence! Population 6000! Without any mods! Grand Master; that is the real title for you!

My congratulations! :)
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: rkelly17 on October 09, 2014, 06:50:21 AM
Congratulations @irrelevant! This is a stunning achievement. I can only imagine how long it took for the citizens to get much of anything done at this level.

Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: RedKetchup on October 09, 2014, 06:52:07 AM
he has an angelic patience, and an angelic computer lol. (me after 2200 pop it s 1x all th way, 2x change nothing more than a 1x.
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: irrelevant on October 09, 2014, 08:11:15 AM
he has an angelic patience, and an angelic computer lol. (me after 2200 pop it s 1x all th way, 2x change nothing more than a 1x.
@RedKetchup I do have an Intel HD 4600 graphics processor, I understand this is a pretty good one.
Congratulations @irrelevant! This is a stunning achievement. I can only imagine how long it took for the citizens to get much of anything done at this level.
@rkelly17 Thanks so much! Yes, it was painful at times. Merchant boats are the worst.
I am back from my holidays in Spain and have looked a bit on this web-side, what has happened in the 10 days I was gone.
Although I am a big fan of RedKethup´s developments, I think; this is the most impressive thing that has happened in my absence! Population 6000! Without any mods! Grand Master; that is the real title for you!

My congratulations! :)
@Nilla Thank you! That is high praise indeed. Welcome back to Banished, looking forward to more blogging from you.

But I must disagree with you, my pop 6000 was just a stunt; @RedKetchup is making the game better for everyone. He is the true Master!  :D
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: Pangaea on October 09, 2014, 08:35:33 AM
@RedKetchup I do have an Intel HD 4600 graphics processor, I understand this is a pretty good one.

It's probably good as far as internal GPUs go, but doesn't really compare to standalone GPUs. Here is a comparison with some of the common (but very good) cards.
http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=Intel+HD+4600

I have the 770 for example, which performs a fair bit better -- but of course is quite pricey too. The current town I'm playing has almost 2200 people in it, I'm playing with all settings on max, and it doesn't really lag much at 2x. A little snag here and there, but it's fine to play it. 10x is more troublesome! :D
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: irrelevant on October 09, 2014, 08:45:13 AM
@Pangaea Did you install the card yourself or did your machine come with it already installed? Any snags/issues? Maybe I should look into an upgrade. I know nothing about hardware.
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: Pangaea on October 09, 2014, 08:53:22 AM
I always build my PCs myself, so I installed it myself. It's pretty easy, but it helps to know what you're doing as there are cables to connect and slots to put the hardware into. The GPU is pretty easy, but your motherboard must be able to support it. Modern GPUs can be pretty draining on the power as well, so you need a power supply that can handle it. So it depends on what rig you have really. For these new cards, you need a PCI-E x16 slot, which is bigger than the other PCI slots. The card itself is fairly large as well, so you need the physical room for it.

This probably didn't help much and it sounds more difficult than it is, but there are some things you need to keep in mind before purchasing such a card. Not fun to fork out the money and then find out you can't use it (without other upgrades).
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: irrelevant on October 09, 2014, 09:37:39 AM
@Pangaea PM sent, returning the thread to OT  :)
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: slink on October 09, 2014, 10:06:16 AM
@solarscreen pop 6000; now what? ;) ;D

I know, that wasn't the challenge, j/k  ;)

Wow!  That's amazing, @irrelevant!   :D
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: RedKetchup on October 09, 2014, 10:08:34 AM
mine is the 34th best GTX480 which shouldnt be too shady, at 2200 i still can play 2x but ... on the edge. at 2700 it s 1x all the way, 2x is same as 1x
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: rkelly17 on October 09, 2014, 11:27:58 AM
My sense is that Banished is not so hard on the GPU but doesn't make ideal use of the CPU or RAM. I could be wrong, of course.
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: irrelevant on October 09, 2014, 12:22:43 PM
Wow!  That's amazing, @irrelevant!   :D

@slink Thank you!
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: Pangaea on October 09, 2014, 01:42:33 PM
My sense is that Banished is not so hard on the GPU but doesn't make ideal use of the CPU or RAM. I could be wrong, of course.

Could be, but in any case, I would think that at least in an unmodded state the game will be pretty efficient due to the background of Luke, the programmer. Huge towns will take its toll no matter what, though.
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: slink on October 09, 2014, 02:38:46 PM
I think we far exceeded Luke's expectations on the size of colonies.  Look at the accomplishments - they top out at 200 citizens.   ;D
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: solarscreen on October 09, 2014, 03:00:11 PM
@Pangaea Did you install the card yourself or did your machine come with it already installed? Any snags/issues? Maybe I should look into an upgrade. I know nothing about hardware.

I don't think @irrelevant needs to update his video card for Banished if he is able to support 6,000 plus people.  It seems to be very obvious this game is more CPU intensive than it is GPU intensive if he did all that with an Intel HD 4600 onboard chipset. 
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: Pangaea on October 09, 2014, 03:43:29 PM
@Pangaea Did you install the card yourself or did your machine come with it already installed? Any snags/issues? Maybe I should look into an upgrade. I know nothing about hardware.

I don't think @irrelevant needs to update his video card for Banished if he is able to support 6,000 plus people.  It seems to be very obvious this game is more CPU intensive than it is GPU intensive if he did all that with an Intel HD 4600 onboard chipset.

Yeah, I agree with that actually. It doesn't seem very heavy on the graphics card, but more on CPU, and perhaps memory. Such huge cities put a real strain on things though, no matter what. Doubt Luke expected cities of 5-6000 people when the top population achievement is 900 :D
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: slink on October 09, 2014, 04:00:47 PM
Duh, I don't know what I was thinking when I said 200.   :-[
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: mariesalias on November 12, 2014, 02:05:00 PM
@irrelevant  That is really impressive!
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: irrelevant on November 12, 2014, 04:49:50 PM
@mariesalias thank you; good to see you around. :)
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: Trizeropz on March 17, 2015, 12:14:41 PM
is it still possible to participate in the challenge?:D

this is my 2nd try of a big city. first time with woodcutter economy. 2500 pop at the moment and lots of space left on the map.would love to try 5000+
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: RedKetchup on March 17, 2015, 12:21:13 PM
go go go try to beat that !
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: Brathaehnchen on March 17, 2015, 04:11:17 PM
Simply amazing  :o
I manage a maximum of 2500 inhabitants in an average map.
Firstly, because I lack the space. And secondly because my PC then begins to be slow.
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: Trizeropz on April 02, 2015, 03:42:49 PM
Lel, i think i could do it
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: Trizeropz on April 03, 2015, 11:49:29 AM
Omg its done. i did it! yes baby!

http://worldofbanished.com/index.php?topic=824.30
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: irrelevant on April 03, 2015, 12:07:36 PM
Congratulations @Trizeropz ! @solarscreen Time to update the Champions' List!
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: RedKetchup on April 03, 2015, 12:55:10 PM
Congratulations !!!! @Trizeropz

yep solar, we have another person in our group select :)

Grats !!!
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: Trizeropz on April 03, 2015, 12:56:58 PM
Thanks @irrelevant  and @RedKetchup  :)
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: paralias on April 03, 2015, 02:49:03 PM
Congratulations @Trizeropz . keep pushing to see if you can pass the 6000 of @irrelevant
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: Trizeropz on April 03, 2015, 02:54:20 PM
Thank you @paralias . I will do:)
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: solarscreen on April 09, 2015, 06:11:08 AM
I will get our new champ added to the list today!

Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: RedKetchup on April 09, 2015, 02:07:31 PM
I will get our new champ added to the list today!

congrats !!
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: Trizeropz on April 13, 2015, 06:58:55 AM
:)
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: RedKetchup on April 13, 2015, 06:47:32 PM
@Trizeropz  is The New King !!!!
he is so crazy !!

CONGRATULATION !!
Title: Re: Forum Ultimate Challenge: 5,000 Citizens
Post by: Pangaea on September 13, 2015, 09:52:33 AM
:)

7,000!!!

Ho. ly. CRAP!

 :ooooo