From: Marseilles, France
ORIGINAL: Mike Dubost
First, let me start by saying that this is not intended as a criticism of the enormous effort put in so far. I really like what I see here of the comming product.
However, in the interests of perfectionism, can we place California in the Mediteranian climate zone where it belongs. I have played a few games of CWiF, and I roll my eyes when I place units on the West Coast during the winter. As a 39 year old native of the Golden State, I can still count on the fingers of 1 hand the number of times I have experienced sea level snowfall. With San Francisco in the North Temperate zone, this happens pretty much every winter in the game, but it is almost unheard of in real life.
The hexes between the Sierra Nevada, the ocean, the Mexican border, and a line about 1 to 2 hexes north of Sacramento should be in the Med. zone.
I will admit that this has limited impact on the game, but I could picture (say) an incautious US player finding fast carrier task forces out of the Marshalls lauching port attacks on L.A.
I do understand that I am rather late to the party with this suggestion, and I will not condemn the game if it can't be implemented. (I expect to be too busy playing it to spend the effort!) However, I am, as implied above a bit of a perfectionist. I guess that happens to those of us in QA .
Are there other Californians here that would support this ? I seem to remember someone who asked something like that for Los Angeles, but I had not written in down on my list of propsed changes at the time.
To go in your way, on the WiF FE America map (AiF map indeed), nearly all California is desert hexes or desert mountain hexes (only San Francisco, Oakland and Sacramento are in non desert hexes), thus the North Temperate Weather Zone has its effects reduced because of that.
But on the MWiF map, with the European Scale has no more of these coastal desert and desert mountain hexes. Only inland places have desert and desert mountain hexes. So your demand may be needed indeed now that the North Temperate Weather zone's weather effects are no more reduced by the desert hexes.