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Michi x45 - fair no rush map
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Michi maps are a little bit like black forest, BUT the teams are completely separated by forest. So you have a rush-free time to boom to imp and get then siege onagers and / or trebs to cut the forest.

'Michi x45 0 norm.rms' / Features
- Michi map: Each team is separated through a line of forest from other teams. You need imp units like siege onagers or trebs to cut this forest faster as with vills. That's why it is a non rush map.
- Borders are free from trees / stone / gold / berries: Equal fair chance for setting up a straight edge-to-edge trade route without any blocking forest. Hint: often it's a good idea to keep that trade path free from buildings and to cut it a little bit wider.
- Fair access to food: 1st sheep is already converted and close to TC (Towncenter).
- Good amount and placement of resources: You get enough but not too much resources near to your TC: 12 sheeps, 3 boars, 8 deers, 2x 18 berries, 2 piles of gold, 2 piles of stone, some near straggler trees. No wolves.
- Clear flat layout: No fuzzy treeline, easy to wall (you maybe want to wall the forest line).
(- rms vs cs: Random map scripts have a higher replayability then custom senarios because the map looks different everytime you play it.)

Hints
- 'Bad map!': In typical x vs x games, each side has access to 2 free corners for setting up trade. But, as in all michi maps, sometimes you get a (half) diagonal treeline where one or all teams have only access to 1 free corner. In such cases it's a gentlemen's agreement to save and exit the game (in rated games noone will lose points) and just to start a new one.
- 'Corner with trees': Sometimes u get a few trees inside a corner. These trees should be 'straggler trees', means: Once you started to chop them, u can build buildings (like a palisade or a market) over them.
- Wall wall wall: If u have the stone and time (and especially when not) then wall. Wall the treeline. Wall the trade path. But do not block own unit movement (use gates).
- 'Keep the trade path free': Free trade path means less jam. Less jam means more gold. More gold means bigger army. Bigger army wins.
- 'Cut 45, no BBT, no T/K/P': Michi is often played with these (newb friendly) rules: no cut before min 45:00, no BomBardTowers allowed, no Turks / Koreans / Persians allowed.
- One of the most played michi maps: This map is one of the most played michi maps nowdays (2012 / 2013) on XXXXXX.com (the place where many old AoE2-players still play the original game in a competitive way).

P.S.: The oldest michi maps i have found are from around 2001(?). I realy would like to know who wrote the first one(s), just to be able to give credit...

P.P.S.: dear steam/admin/whoever. please stop removing this map from the visible workshop list. if u want me to change any text, i would love to follow your censorship. just tell me. thank you.

be nice, have fun!
5 Comments
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PizzaMoe  [author] Jan 10 @ 4:28am 
well, to encrypt that URL u could visit en.wikipedia.org, age of kings (pc game), and read topic 'multiplayer'. one of thoses URLs should match the six-letter-domain-name of vXXXXX.com, (the X r just placeholders...). good luck.
Protoss Jan 10 @ 1:53am 
The website xxxxxx.com does not work, that you give in the description.
PizzaMoe  [author] Oct 24, 2013 @ 2:15pm 
find?
- to download the map, click on the subscribe-button (or play a multiplayer match with someone hosting this map).

- to play the map (single player standard game or host a multiplayer game):
- game: random map
- map style: custom
- location: Michi x45 0 norm

that's it. but be aware, bots are sucking on michi maps. they do not know how to open the forest line or even how to set up a good trade...

hf
Gothchicksrock Oct 24, 2013 @ 1:25pm 
where can i find this map?
[CBA]elcidsarmy Jul 26, 2013 @ 3:34pm 
thanks for telling what michi is :)