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18MAR11 - Geography, NPC Spawn points

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Topic: 18MAR11 - Geography, NPC Spawn points
Posted By: GM Stormcrow
Subject: 18MAR11 - Geography, NPC Spawn points
Date Posted: 18 Mar 2011 at 19:05
Hi All,

Coastline & Island Region assignment
Over the last few days we've tidied up coastlines a bit, especially in terms of making sure that all terrain is assigned to a region. 

Some of you were living in "The Ocean", but you may have noticed that your piece of land is now assigned to the nearest major region.

This tidy-up was a necessary step towards the release of Trade v2, as trade hub price visibility is on a regional basis, and the Ocean posessed no trade hubs :)

NPC square seeding
The desert biome was finally seeded with NPC Spawn points, so that NPCs now spawn in these areas.

NPC square graphic changes
Up until now we only had 6 NPC squares:
  • Standing Stones
  • Barrow
  • Abandoned Mineshaft
  • Ruined Tower
  • Ancient Forest, and
  • Dolmen
We've released a new graphics pack which adds 18 new NPC square types to the list, many of which are biome-specific; from Temples lost in the Jungle to Far Eastern Pagodas, from Pyramids to Hunting Lodges.

With the exception of the desert biome (which had no NPC squares), we haven't seeded any new NPC squares nor have we changed any of the underlying Wood, Clay, Iron, Stone & Food numbers on any NPC squares.  You might find, however, that the graphics have changed for squares near you.

We hope you enjoy the new graphics and some of the new, newer NPC units and spawns that have come with them.

Regards,

SC



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Posted By: Duuvian
Date Posted: 18 Mar 2011 at 19:30
Very nice, thank you for the effort put into this, SC and team. My compliments to your artist(s) as well as people doing work that may be less visual but just as important.


Posted By: GM Stormcrow
Date Posted: 18 Mar 2011 at 19:34
Originally posted by Duuvian Duuvian wrote:

Very nice, thank you for the effort put into this, SC and team. My compliments to your artist(s) as well as people doing work that may be less visual but just as important.

Thank you very much, and I will definitely pass the compliments on to the team.

SC


Posted By: Nokigon
Date Posted: 18 Mar 2011 at 19:50

I definitely agree. I think that Illyriad is by far the best of all the games I have played, and that is a compliment. I have been bored in the past.... But the thing that makes Illyriad great- well, the two things- are the fantastic community and most of all the Devs that have put so much time and effort into this great little game. UI2, the new strategic map, Trade v2... I could go on for ever, but now, most recently, this.

*goes into fangirl mode* WE LOVE YOU DEVS!!!!!!


Posted By: waylander69
Date Posted: 18 Mar 2011 at 20:21
Keep up the great work, i sure got a shock when i saw them around my cities...Thumbs Up


Posted By: King EAM
Date Posted: 18 Mar 2011 at 20:25
So does this mean that the glitch where only Several and Handfuls spawn on stormstone island is solved?

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Posted By: GM Stormcrow
Date Posted: 18 Mar 2011 at 20:51
Originally posted by King EAM King EAM wrote:

So does this mean that the glitch where only Several and Handfuls spawn on stormstone island is solved?


Whilst we're famously psychic, we sometimes aren't able to solve issues that we haven't been made aware of Big smile

Perhaps a Petition on this subject might help us look at the issue? Wink

Regards,

SC


Posted By: Attila the Hun
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2011 at 01:50
my petried forests are now holy forests and i have hidden temples!!!
 
My jaguar gods thank you.


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It's just a game. :)


Posted By: Babbens
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2011 at 07:56
Beatiful work, just beatiful! Cool 


Posted By: King EAM
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2011 at 12:06
Originally posted by GM Stormcrow GM Stormcrow wrote:

Originally posted by King EAM King EAM wrote:

So does this mean that the glitch where only Several and Handfuls spawn on stormstone island is solved?


Whilst we're famously psychic, we sometimes aren't able to solve issues that we haven't been made aware of Big smile

Perhaps a Petition on this subject might help us look at the issue? Wink

Regards,

SC


I petitioned it months ago.


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"It's hard to know until you're a Crow"


Posted By: Lord Loss
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2011 at 14:29
Great Work keep it up!Clap Hug

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Posted By: GM Stormcrow
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2011 at 14:53
Originally posted by King EAM King EAM wrote:

Originally posted by GM Stormcrow GM Stormcrow wrote:

Originally posted by King EAM King EAM wrote:

So does this mean that the glitch where only Several and Handfuls spawn on stormstone island is solved?


Whilst we're famously psychic, we sometimes aren't able to solve issues that we haven't been made aware of Big smile

Perhaps a Petition on this subject might help us look at the issue? Wink

Regards,

SC


I petitioned it months ago.


In which case, my unreserved apologies! Embarrassed

I'll take a look.

SC


Posted By: King EAM
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2011 at 10:57
Originally posted by GM Stormcrow GM Stormcrow wrote:

Originally posted by King EAM King EAM wrote:

Originally posted by GM Stormcrow GM Stormcrow wrote:

Originally posted by King EAM King EAM wrote:

So does this mean that the glitch where only Several and Handfuls spawn on stormstone island is solved?


Whilst we're famously psychic, we sometimes aren't able to solve issues that we haven't been made aware of Big smile

Perhaps a Petition on this subject might help us look at the issue? Wink

Regards,

SC


I petitioned it months ago.


In which case, my unreserved apologies! Embarrassed

I'll take a look.

SC


At the time I wasn't sure if it was a glitch or not, so it was written as "This is happening" but without the "can you fix it?" in turn you might have misinterpreted it. My bad, its #2228 in case your having trouble finding it.


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Posted By: Nokigon
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2011 at 11:00
Tut, tut. You two... well, really. It just beggars belief.....


Posted By: Anjire
Date Posted: 21 Mar 2011 at 11:38
I am seeing that the new biomes can be settled, is this "working as intended?"  (i.e. able to settle on say a 15 plus food spot?)


Posted By: GM Stormcrow
Date Posted: 21 Mar 2011 at 14:57
Originally posted by Anjire Anjire wrote:

I am seeing that the new biomes can be settled, is this "working as intended?"  (i.e. able to settle on say a 15 plus food spot?)

Hi Anjire,

No, it's not permitted, and when you try to send out your settlers you should get an error message to this effect.

If this doesn't happen, please let us know via a petition!

Regards,

SC


Posted By: GM Stormcrow
Date Posted: 21 Mar 2011 at 14:59
Just to clarify - settling a new biome is absolutely permitted, but settling on an NPC square or an "impassable square" (such as a canyon) is not.

Any square that has a resource count of more than 7 of any type should be unsettlable.

Regards,

SC




Posted By: Anjire
Date Posted: 21 Mar 2011 at 17:24
Sorry, bad choice of the word biome on my part.  I should have used NPC spawn point instead of biome.

I am not sure if it gives me an error as I don't have a slot open to settle a new city at this point.  I do know that it does have the clickable option, when empty of resources or NPCs,  to "send settlers."  When clicked it takes me into the settler window to build, etc.  

With the older NPC spawn points the option to "send settlers" has never appeared for me.

case in point -667,  -387






Posted By: GM Stormcrow
Date Posted: 21 Mar 2011 at 19:13
Originally posted by Anjire Anjire wrote:

Sorry, bad choice of the word biome on my part.  I should have used NPC spawn point instead of biome.

I am not sure if it gives me an error as I don't have a slot open to settle a new city at this point.  I do know that it does have the clickable option, when empty of resources or NPCs,  to "send settlers."  When clicked it takes me into the settler window to build, etc.  

With the older NPC spawn points the option to "send settlers" has never appeared for me.

case in point -667,  -387

A very useful report, ty Anjire.

If you actually try and send the settler(s) it'll throw an error saying "Can't settle this location"; however, I completely agree that we should remove the option to "Send Settlers" to these locations from the interface, and will chat to TC about getting this impemented.

Many thanks,

SC




Posted By: Attila the Hun
Date Posted: 21 Mar 2011 at 19:22

THUNDERKITTY!!



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It's just a game. :)


Posted By: sityviper
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2011 at 00:24
Originally posted by flotilla the bum flotilla the bum wrote:

THUNDERKITTY!!




says flotilla the bum

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Posted By: sityviper
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2011 at 00:25
lolololololololololololololololol

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Posted By: Llyorn Of Jaensch
Date Posted: 23 Mar 2011 at 12:14
Originally posted by Attila the Hun Attila the Hun wrote:

THUNDERKITTY!!



Attila you're getting your Windypigeons and Thunderkitties mixed up.


Posted By: Attila the Hun
Date Posted: 23 Mar 2011 at 14:34
No he said TC. Which meant thunder kitty

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It's just a game. :)


Posted By: Llyorn Of Jaensch
Date Posted: 23 Mar 2011 at 14:43
Originally posted by Attila the Hun Attila the Hun wrote:

No he said TC. Which meant thunder kitty


Yes but you should have said Windy as it twas he whom replied nay kitty.


Posted By: Thexion
Date Posted: 30 Mar 2011 at 11:02
 Did you also change the underlying battle square with the NPC square graphics? 


Posted By: scottfitz
Date Posted: 30 Mar 2011 at 18:34
Yes, some of them seem to be changed, "building" is a new type



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