So I came across this amazing map started by JonScaife a while ago, and found myself doing quite A LOT of work on it over time and thought I would post the results here.
I'd love to here what you guys think or get any feedback on how you think it could be improved still.
I imagine there are quite a few versions floating around. I started working with Firs2, as the industry set, and pushing the start back so you can make quite A LOT of use out of canals and sea routes.
I filled out A LOT of smaller coastal towns, especially in Scotland and Ireland, and to a lesser extent in Europe, which is an area that could definitely use some more attention.
For industries, There's generally supposed to be a balance between what you would find in real life, with a push towards setting up long distance logistics routes as technology improves over time, though some areas can be established as hubs quite early on as well.
As I mentioned, Europe is still a bit sparse, but over time it will fill out quickly with new industries. You may want to turn this off for more of a challenge there.
I was thinking it might be suited to turning new industries off, and letting players fund new ones from profits to help balance and preserve this feeling of moving things around long distances to specialized areas, or letting players spend profits on developing new hubs.
Anyway, let me know what you guys think about where its at at the moment and any balancing / improvements I could make. Town placement especially I think is an area where there might be some howlers. I did my best with gmaps and others previous placements when converting towns to Firs2, but there could well be some geography or spelling mistakes in there.
Also thanks to everyone who worked on this before, really enjoyed working on it myself and hope others enjoy it as well.
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