The year is 410 Ad. and the eternal city of Rome has been ransacked by the vile barbarians from the tribe known as the Goths. As the final remnants of western Roman empire crumble and chaos begins to spread, your task will be to create a bastion of hope for many fleeing people to flock to. The barbarians are razing city after city but with enough preparation you should be able to hold them off and maybe even outlast their attentions. Additionaly your daring venture should keep the Goths attention far from Italia and the core provinces at least for some time, which could give the ravaged countryside a moment of respite and some time to let the Emeperor muster another army to chalange the Goths. Take whats left of the Empires treasury and if you succeed, there might still be hope for Rome. Prices of goods as in state of constant flux so pay close attention to what is worth exporting at this dire time but remember that pottery, fruit and furniture should be in high demand regardless of circumstances. The emeperor is currently fairly safe in the city od Ravenna so expect vengeance to be swift in the case of failture or embezlement of Romes precious final funds.
-INSTRUCTIONS AND TRIVIA-
-map is a save file intended to be played as such.
-PEACE is a non issue here because buildings are expected to be ravaged often and at this point and time the peace is a failed dream, so embrace the danger and focus on the goals.
-expect MANY hard invasions by goths to occur. Make use of everything at your disposal to defeat them.
-there are few safe spots to build and wolves prowl the area extensively.
-map borrows many ideas and concepts from map Nibelungenlied made by PP so big thanks to him and i hope it proves a worthy successor.
-map is extremely hard, do not go in expecting fairness and kindness. Definately not a map for everyone.
-(suggestions for potential update are highly recommended)
-map can be played in Augustus.
-Many thanks to DDRJake, Baron_von_pwn and Keriew for their time and feedback. Additional credit goes to BigBear84 for suggesting the concept in the first place.
Be sure to check out Baron_Von_PWN on twitch. He streams caesar 3 content every monday from 15 CET.
much eye candy was sarcificed here for the sake of holding some resemblance to the original and to allow all the concepts to be worked in. For this reason map does not have much estatic appeal but should compensate in features and difficulty. The story is really nice and is also inspired by the OG version by PP.
[Edited on 09/14/21 @ 07:51 AM]
Posted on 09/16/21 @ 01:22 AM
Great map, havn't had the time to start yet. But will be playing soon. Thanks Marekvazny