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Last update for (4) Circe : 2020, 11, 14 16:12
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5262 (4) Circe 128*128HotRedIron1.7finalground

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HotRedIron
- Safe back expansion, but the entrance to it is blocked by 3 eggs. There are two minerals inside both holding 0 minerals, so the workers can not only glide through the eggs but can also mine them out. These (and only these) mineral patches are visible from the high ground, too.

- A high ground route connecting the two top and two bottom mains horizontally. They are under d-webs. The path under the d-webs is unbuildable.

- Apart from the regular entrance and the high ground connection to the other, horizontal main, there's also an entrance that connects to the high ground d-web path.

- The left and right side of the map are separated by 4 full health Xel Naga temples blocking two routes in the middle of the map.

- 3 island expansions.

- The way to make workers spawn on top of the main buildings is shamelessly stolen from Sylphid.
Minerals
I sense much awkward/weird unit movement on this map..

Curious how a split map like this via Dwebs would play out into late game.

Interesting concept though, I would play with it a bit more and maybe incorporate it in more maps.
Minerals
When it comes to terrain design, I would suggest giving a rounder style a go.
All of the straightness can be an eyesore.
Also trees are awesome, never stop using them ^_^
HotRedIron
Minerals, what do you mean by weird unit movement? I think the high ground entrance might cause some, but overall I don't see a problem (although I must admit I haven't tested the map extensively other than a few mandatory checks).

And yes, this map, and to be honest, all of my maps are very Apollonian in a sense, a little bit more spontaneity and chaos would make it seem more natural, I just don't really know how to do that. The cliff areas near water are a good candidate for that, but other than that I'm not sure how to make the map look more natural. If you have specific suggestions, please let me know. In any case, I don't think it's nearly as evident/important once you're actually on the map playing it, but it might be an improvement style-wise.
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