- Build: 40220
- Platform: Microsoft Store
- Operating System: Windows 10
After playing a number of multiplayer games on the new patch, I noticed that my starting sheep were almost always in the same position relative to the town center (on the southeast, as in the screenshot). I tested some random maps with the scenario editor and found out that the placement of the 4 sheep (or 3 in case of cows and buffalos) is VERY OFTEN on the southeast of the TC, about 75% of the time. So it’s not as random as it used to be.
In the patch notes of the latest patch, I read “The placement of resources in random maps is no longer constrained to cardinal directions.”. I don’t know if this bug is related (and was introduced) by that change, because I don’t know exactly what it means.
Here’s how to reproduce the issue:
- Open the Scenario Editor
- Create a number of large random maps with 8 players (I chose Black Forest) and check the position of the starting sheep relative to the TC.
- Repeat this a number of times and count the number of occurences.
I often found that the starting sheep were on the southeast of the TC for 6 out of 8 players.