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  steppehaansteppehaan

Hi fellows,
I started to route level 2 and I found out it could be very nice to know where in every level the resources are placed. I can just play the game and let my archeologists find it out but maybe you have a better idea? Or are there existing maps for it?

I wanna know your guys opinion about this, do you think also it is nice to have an overview of this?

I guess i have to do my own research... xP

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  EinoEino

I played the second mission a bit just for curiosity, not too long ago. There's one big mountain in that map. The two CPU players default spawn points are at left and middle of the mountain north face. Only gold deposits (at least on the north face of the mountain) are located right under the rightmost CPU. If player castle is placed directly at that location, the CPU spawn point will reset at the opposite side of the mountain.

It seems like the best place for the castle is at the north / east face of the mountain next to right side CPU spawn point. It is then possible to squeeze under the right CPU castle with barracks to get access to some of the gold. It seems to be a better option to keep the CPU players clumped at default spawns, than going around the mountain to fight the second CPU. In this case it might be a good idea to try and surround the CPU players quickly from above against the mountain before they have much time to spread across the map. Just some ideas, not at all sure if these turn out to be optimal.

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  steppehaansteppehaan

Wow thanks a lot for your sharing! 🙂 nice that you found out this for mission 2 already! Im gonna try a run tonight.

 
  MilkToastMilkToast

Hi,

if you are looking for the maps, I have moved them to the guidesection:
https://www.speedrun.com/thesettlers/guide/w9ubf

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  EinoEino

Nice post! However, gold is the only relevant resource for the first missions, because there's plenty of other stuff stocked. CPU spawn locations and alternatives might be of interest though 🙂

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  MilkToastMilkToast

Hi thanks Eino,

yes I was planning about only doing the gold(like the topic title says), but after I started I was thinking:
"Lets just do everything, then its done."
(also I basicly had to uncover all resources to not miss any gold)

Maybe someone is interesseted in the other stuff too...who knows - just wanted to play a relaxing Level 01 after some intense Speedruns 😉

Yes I also wanted to include start positions and some more interessting stuff (like a small Guide), but I have to start somewhere and then extend it slowly.

I am of course open for more suggestions.

btw: I didn't want to spam the board with stuff maybe nobody is interessted so I took this topic. But if you like we can move my post.

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  EinoEino

Nothing wrong about posting that resource info in this thread, because it answers the original topic very precisely. Maybe in the future it's better to add this kind of stuff in the guide section. There aren't many following this game, but more detailed info and general activity could help to draw more people. Anyways, if that's something you'd enjoy doing, go for it 🙂

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  MilkToastMilkToast

Thanks guys,

alright I have updated my last Post.
With my actual Pace this project will be finished in 15 weeks or so 🙂

If this is growing bigger we can make it a sticky.
Lets see.

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  EinoEino

Nice update! 🙂 Again, I'd suggest putting these maps in the "guide" section as this is growing beyond the original topic. Forums are good for discussing things, but not so much for collecting information. No need to have your hard work buried among distracting posts. Check for example how it is done here, very clean and easy to find http://tasvideos.org/GameResources/DOS/Dune2/HarkonnenMaps.html

...or if you want to collect the maps elsewhere instead of posting separate images here, you can just link a source address. Just a suggestion though.

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  steppehaansteppehaan

WOW! Keep up the good work @MilkToast 🙂 These were the maps i was looking for ( but didn't find the time yet to create them ). Your work is really appreciated! 😃
I agree on putting this in the guides-section, really good idea!

 
  MilkToastMilkToast

Again thanks for the nice comments you guys.

Alright I have moved my old post to the guide section:
https://www.speedrun.com/thesettlers/guide/w9ubf

Now its easier to add more different stuff so any suggestions are welcome 🙂

So if anybody is looking here for what the Thread title promises, click on the link.

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