Empire Builder Rev

A city building game like SimCity or Anno with Military. Build your economy out of oil, farms, metal or taxing your people to support your military pursuit so that you may fend off that Native Zerg and their Queen.

What can You do in this map to survive?

Strategy, Deep Economy, Survival

Thanks goto Kenji, and Anteep.

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Farms feed the population, houses for the population to tax them. We've sent you a little money to start with but in all things money does not grow on trees. Military will demand high wages, make sure you have the tax and food to support them even in battle.

As leader of a new colony, your goal is to build and stabalize your economy even under threat. The planet that you've chosen is hostile and does not like your presence but your not alone in this effort. The native creatures prove to expand quickly at times. Take out their expansions quickly, and work together with the other colonies or not.

AI Disabled are for those that want to figure their city build out

Learner lets you play a game where the natives don't expand.

Easy gives you a taste of what you may expect from AI on harder difficulties.

Normal and Up introduce the Ultralisks.

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To clarify, I am not the original maker of this map. However I will be thanking the original owners, and make the changes to this version than to the actual map itself to keep its originality untouched. Yes I've changed the descriptions a bit, to better attract and perhaps suit the map.

This game is not quite an exact copy of the official mod. Due to it going public, and Kenji letting me know it was there. I would like to thank Anteep the original maker of this map, and Kenji for keeping it up to par. ^_^ Other than that, this map is being updated regularly by yours truly. I have been fixing all the little things, and the further I get into this map the more I learn about it. I am impressed, and challenged so I am very much enjoying this and playing the map as I make the changes. ^_^ Remember, I am just giving this map a refreshment, I claim no true rights other then the work I have put into making the map far more appealing and challenging.

I want to ask you, the reader if you have played, these simple questions if you would be kind enough to give your opinion. :D

1: Did you enjoy this version, and what did you like or dislike about this map?

2: What difficulty do you normally play on?

3: Do you PVP or do you play well with others? =P

4: I've been trying to improve the economy a bit so that it doesn't take an hour to get going. Do you like that idea, or do you prefer the games that take over an hour to sometimes 2hours?

5: What are your favorite units, and why?

6: Will you play this map again?

7: If you were able to change something, what would you change to improve the experience? (that isn't a bug in the map)

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  • Avatar of RedrumJackle RedrumJackle May 09, 2013 at 22:17 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey guys, Lemme know what you think of the current map. Anything need fixing? Bugs, or some things you've noticed that need some adjusting?

  • Avatar of RedrumJackle RedrumJackle May 07, 2013 at 01:15 UTC - 0 likes

    I've been super busy myself. ^_^

    Good to see you replied :D I hope to catch you in game some time.

  • Avatar of Goldfish15 Goldfish15 May 02, 2013 at 12:12 UTC - 0 likes

    @RedrumJackle: Go

    Hey Redrum, I am still around :D. Been super busy this week with graduation just around the corner, but I'll chuck you an invite on Starcraft anyways :) Edit: Wait looks like I already added you at some point, you are in my list. Cya round!

    Last edited May 02, 2013 by Goldfish15
  • Avatar of RedrumJackle RedrumJackle Apr 28, 2013 at 15:30 UTC - 0 likes

    @VasVadum: Go

    Hey VasVadum I hope you give the map a try, and That is quite interesting that you would like us both to work on the same project. I would love to. But I've been planning on making a new map all together, similar to doomed earth and this one. Perhaps I'll ask Kenji and Anteep to possibly be my partners in helping create the map. :D

    I'd love to hear your way of getting people to give feedback easier.

  • Avatar of VasVadum VasVadum Apr 28, 2013 at 11:21 UTC - 0 likes

    I haven't ever played your map. :P Maybe I'll try it later if I remember. But can answer 7 at least.

    If I were to change something, it'd be having you and Kenji work together on a single map rather than split off and make 2 versions. :P 2 people can do more work than one, especially when both are often busy. It gives the map a little more time being edited by one of you when the other is busy and you can both fix problems as they arise and such. If you go look at his map, you'll see I posted many suggestions. But most of them are to complex for one man to easily solve on their own.

    By the way, I can help you with one little thing here later too. A better way for your users to give feedback. Hopefully I'll remember. Bed time for me, it's 6:30AM. lol

    Last edited Apr 28, 2013 by VasVadum

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  • Avatar of RedrumJackle RedrumJackle Apr 27, 2013 at 23:12 UTC - 0 likes

    Well College didn't work out, as it wasn't the right program. Was talking to the teacher during orientation of the class and well its not what I wanted to do. XD So I'm not in college yet. Have to find the right college.

    So you know what that means?! I am BACK! and map editing once again.

    Goldfish if your around, feel free to add me or hit me up on SC2 and I'll play a game or a few with you. :D

    Last edited Apr 27, 2013 by RedrumJackle
  • Avatar of RedrumJackle RedrumJackle Apr 25, 2013 at 01:36 UTC - 0 likes

    @Goldfish15: Go

    I'm glad you love it. I haven't been on lately because I've been working a full time job demanding some OT from me as well. But the biggest kicker is I'm in college now, so its even tougher to set aside time to get back into star craft at the moment. It should not keep me away from SC2 and this awesome map.

    Thats great that your on hard, believe me after I've ramped up the Ultra Hard it can be a bit of a kicker if you dont keep up.

    PVE is my preferred playing style, I'm not one for pvp and never have been.

    Unfortunately the slow start is unavoidable as you need to build up like your in simcity. starting small and building up as you progress.

    Awesome choices, but the question is do you feel like they're a bit OP?

    Glad to hear you'll be playing regularly, perhaps one of these days we'll be in the same game. :D

    The feature that you suggested is out of my reach at the moment. As automatic transfers much like the market that already exists, will only further tax the games frame rate as its forcing the game to do even more work. End result, if you are feeding your resources as you get them each 10s lag spikes will happen as that resource is checked, then resent, and recieved by the new owner. Its a great idea, but SC2 would unfortunately not cooperate to much with this.

    Thanks for the heads up on the HD housing, but I'm unsure if you mean the power grid or the power needed for population to live in them.

    Thank you, and I hope to hear more.

  • Avatar of Goldfish15 Goldfish15 Apr 22, 2013 at 07:49 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey man, love the map so far, really reminds me of Heroes and Empires from Wc3.

    • 1. Haven't played the earlier versions, I like playing with 1-2 friends at the moment.
    • 2. Started on hard, getting closer to passing xD
    • 3. Mainly like the PvE at this stage.
    • 4. I feel it can be a bit of a slow start, with perhaps too much increase in economy later on.
    • 5. Attack Heli's, Vanguards, Howi's.
    • 6. Ohhhhh yes!
    • 7. Feature suggestion: I would love to see the ability to set up trade routes with other people, so that every income, you can send X resources, or % of ur income of a resource to an ally.

    EDIT: Oh almost forgot! Power isn't needed to run high density housing! You are probably well aware of this though.

    Keep up the good work!

    Last edited Apr 23, 2013 by Goldfish15
  • Avatar of RedrumJackle RedrumJackle Apr 17, 2013 at 22:08 UTC - 0 likes

    @KaitoYami: Go

    The Vanguards will be balanced a bit more but they're fine as of right now.

  • Avatar of RedrumJackle RedrumJackle Apr 13, 2013 at 21:22 UTC - 0 likes

    @djpyro91l: Go

    Explain please, as you never said how I could make the learning curve better. o.O

    Militia are cheap, and weak units that can be 1 hit killed by an ultra. I may be dropping their dps so they are not potentially powerfully mid-late game. As well as their upgrades.

    I don't over use militia, I just haven't really needed to focus on military till around 50-70mins in depending on my team. Happy, Kaito, or anyone else I play with regularly actively participate in helping eliminate the extra hives, pools, and evos. So its not as nescessary to focus on infantry while I build up my eco. But due to me changing some things I've been mixing armies sooner and not getting just militia. Usually have Machinegunners and Vanguards behind them. Maybe snipers too as my wall less and ground turret less build.

    Last edited Apr 13, 2013 by RedrumJackle

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