MFO@Plateau is a new random map that uses elevation to make a new playing style. The players each start in a small wooded glen at the base of a large plateau or mesa. There are only limited starting sheep, berries and one gold and stone mine in the immediate area. To find additional food, gold and stone you must venture up onto the tableland. The lowlands in the starting areas and periphery of the map remain your best source of wood.
The elevation can play a real role in determining your tactics and strategy. Placing a castle or towers on the heights above the enemy town can really be a detriment to his survival. Maybe you should be the first to build one overlooking your town! And your enemy's, too!
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