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Topic Subject:Which map should i play?
alien_artifact
Pleb
posted 06-03-19 16:50 ET (US)         
Is there a scenario with maximum industries available, with unusually frequent and different requests but little to none military activity on the map?

I realized which kind of a mission i'd want to play and it's an 'industrial rush' game (i know it's some casual-flash-gaming way of thinking but still it seems very doable on Pharaoh): in such 'perfect' game you play on a huge abundant map while the pharaoh/other cities keep spamming you with extreme lots of requests (ringing often but patient enough with completion, so that several requests may be in work simultaneously) for all variety of goods or even abroad military assistance, and once you develop an industry it doesn't go to waste as you immediately/later can export extra stuff. Also no enemy comes to attack you (i never expect to learn to effectively control troops during battle). And victory conditions are set the way that makes the game quite long and forces to develop housing as far as possible.

Is some similar scenario already around?
(There must be, right? The direction seems obvious. Many weaker players should like peaceful and wide city building.)
(I'm at Serabit now in family history but i doubt i'll even complete the whole thing, i play casually, and while my current one looks so far from a peaceful mission, the next ones are probably going to be even 'worse'. And while i can imagine what my 'dream scenario' should be, i don't think i can compose it myself. All that squeezing out of myself the absent creativity, needed for beautiful landscape, variety and the story. And most importantly, the need of testing the map and adjusting events to balance completability and challenge would surely take away most fun and surprise from playing the ready thing.)
(The existing walkthrough doesn't really help to choose between even family history missions as for some reason it doesn't clearly list requests or attacks under 'events', and spoilers are no fun.)
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maydayp
Pleb
posted 06-03-19 18:25 ET (US)     1 / 5       
You'll want to look at custom maps. Mine have most industries, but don't have a lot of different requests. Instead the focus is on building monuments and fulfilling the winning requirements. When I set my events I had a problem with too much linen, so I set a event for large amounts of that, and another for gold.
Also, you aren't the only one who doesn't like military. So I think I might have uploaded military missions, they have the War God, and are really easy.
alien_artifact
Pleb
posted 06-04-19 03:36 ET (US)     2 / 5       
Thanks, i indeed picked for now a very interesting (and huge) one in Uploads. Unfortunately it declares many attacks. Well, i'll see how my last resort weapon called 'future knowledge' will help in beating them off.
evil_live_vile
Pleb
posted 06-04-19 06:17 ET (US)     3 / 5       
Hetep, the final original Pharaoh mission, is such a challenge. High ratings, low income means a high level of economic development is needed, varying requests and military events are requests only (might be a water invasion or 2 but they are easy enough).

Or any of the Alexandria missions from Cleopatra. They are all solid economic missions. So are the Valley of the Kings missions.

For custom maps, the Alexandria custom map is alright but, again has some minor military aspects.

There was also a website which did Pharaoh/C3/Zeus... competitions whose name completely escapes me right now. You can try beating 10-20 year old competition records with different requirements than normal maps. Or try adding your own personal challenges such as all roads connected, no debt, minimum housing requirements... to make the existing levels more in line with the challenges your after.

Edit: ImhotepII did some of my favourite custom missions, the Philae and Alexandria are fun.

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[This message has been edited by evil_live_vile (edited 06-04-2019 @ 06:18 AM).]

Brugle
HG Alumnus
posted 06-04-19 10:57 ET (US)     4 / 5       
There was also a website which did Pharaoh/C3/Zeus... competitions whose name completely escapes me right now.
citybuildingcontests.net? Unfortunately, it shut down and someone else took over the name.
evil_live_vile
Pleb
posted 06-05-19 04:03 ET (US)     5 / 5       
citybuildingcontests.net? Unfortunately, it shut down and someone else took over the name.
Yes that's it. If you just google "citybuildingcontests" it looks like they are still being archived by staedtebauen.de

Don't think the forum rules let me put in the full clickable link. But there are lots of ideas there.

Eagles may soar, but weasels do not get sucked into jet engines
Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, so they lit a fire in the craft. Unsurprisingly it sank, Proving once again that you can't have your kayak and heat it too
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