put out his new challenge; about getting as much production from gatherers fishers and herbalists, I came to think about this challenge as a combination.Produce and store as much food as possible in a certain time.
There was a similar challenge in another forum a long time ago, but there was the goal just to produce the food, not any time limit. (I played that one and I think I havenīt built so many barns in all my other games)
I would suggest; we set the time to 10, 30 and 50 years
. We could use the same game, just a couple of "mile stones".
I like to test and compare two different settings; with and without trade
. Choose which you like the best (or try both).
What about mods? I would say; no. There are a number of "cheaters", that only increase the production. I donīt want them to be used. There are others, that would be fine, but itīs hard to decide; what is cheat, what is not. Itīs easier to say no mods. Iīm open to discuss this matter if anyone wants to.
I find it more interesting, if everyone use the same map. I have chosen one.
Itīs a large map. I suppose a medium map would have worked as well, but I donīt want the space to be limiting.
It shouldnīt be too hard to play without trade, so I wanted one vegetable, one grain and sheep. The starting position shouldnīt be too difficult and there had to be a good possibility to build several trading ports, close to the starting position, if you want to do the trade alternative.
I looked at many maps, but didnīt find anyone that had all of this. So I dropped one thing; the sheep. Here we have cattle, but I think the population could do with leather clothes in the no trade version. There are beans and wheat, very nice. The starting position looks good. There is even a spot for "all time high" fish production.Settings:
Map number: 555
After Iīve played a little I think itīs good to make it more precise how to present the result. At the time you choose in year 10, 30 and/or 50 make a schreenshot where the amount of stored food is shown. You choose the time free, only some time during that year.