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Random Map Generator - 9/24/2013 6:53:05 PM   
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When setting up a new Random Map Vanilla ATG game I set it for a large or very large map. 4 AI players, normal, and old world ( or something like that )

I invariably end up with almost 40-50% water and my empire scattered in 2-3 small islands or worse set as small enclaves on an AI large continent. This is getting very frustrating, as the AI attacks these small enclave areas almost as once and I get toasted. One city on several tiny Islands are almost as bad, as I don`t have the cities on my main continent to build VS the 1-3 AI`s that attack me almost at once. Probably because the AI see`s I`m weaker then they. are. I notice that I tend to get this "random" setup more then the AI does, and after 5-6 restarts the serious frustration level sets in.

Is there anyway to avoid this in random game genertation, since I like water in the Map and don`t want to go to just all land mass.

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RE: Random Map Generator - 9/24/2013 7:00:14 PM   
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Hi Richard,

On the second settings screen you can set the size of the land masses. You'll be looking for a combination of high ocean map with big continent sizes.

Alternately you could opt for a 1 city start.

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RE: Random Map Generator - 9/24/2013 7:07:21 PM   
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Thanks for the super fast help Vic !

I will give that a try. The random map generator is why I love this wonderful game !!

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Hi Richard,

On the second settings screen you can set the size of the land masses. You'll be looking for a combination of high ocean map with big continent sizes.

Alternately you could opt for a 1 city start.

Best,
Vic



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RE: Random Map Generator - 9/24/2013 7:08:28 PM   
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@Richard: In addition to Vic's excellent suggestion, I'd suggest trying "land" world and backing off to only 2 or 3 AI. The label "land world" is somewhat misleading as there is still lots of water hexes. For a newbie to ATG, playing against 4 AI is perhaps biting off more than you are ready to handle. I typically play against no more than three. If you would like to team up in a PBEM game against 3 or 4 AI, let me know. That might be a good way to learn more about the game more quickly.

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RE: Random Map Generator - 9/24/2013 8:34:51 PM   
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I use land world and "Pangea" continents when I don't want to be on islands. Usually generates something I can work with.

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RE: Random Map Generator - 9/27/2013 7:48:26 PM   
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Also, don't use AI + until you really know what you are doing. Even then I don't use it, it just becomes silly how much extra junk it gets.



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