Mission: Which is the 'best' country?

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on: December 01, 2011, 04:41:54 am
This is a mission to discover which code delivers the most fun map, based on country names, on large/high setting.

Thereby, we will find the 'best' country code.

The secondary objective is to post a high score for every country in the world - or find out if any are impossible.
 
Let me know here what countries you've completed and I'll add it to the list below - also feel free to discuss the attributes of the maps and decide if you want to nominate it as 'fun'.

You can use any legitimate country name and I will accept multiple variations - i.e. USA, U.S.A., United States of America.

Also, ethnic and international variations are welcome - i.e. The Maori name for New Zealand is Aotearoa (The Land of the Long White Cloud), while the French name is Nouvelle-Zélande. Please let me know in English what country your code pertains to so I can keep the list in order!

There are around 230 countries in the world - though the exact number is in dispute. Is Western Sahara a country or a disputed territory? Is Tibet a country or an autonomous region?

We'd better leave politics out of this, so if someone uses an outdated/unpopular/colonial term, please just accept it for what it is - a string of code used to generate a map. I wonder how long it'll take someone to wind up the Dutch community by referring to their homeland as 'Holland'?!

It'll be interesting to see how long it takes us to cover the world, and if there's a mad scramble to be the first to post a score against Djibouti..!


UN Countries List - not a complete list, feel free to add variations as above.

Completed = Struck Through

Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Andorra
Angola
Antigua and Barbuda
Aotearoa [New Zealand]
Argentina
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Belgium
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
Brunei
Brunei Darussalam
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burma [Myanmar]
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile
China
Colombia
Comoros
Congo (Republic of the)
Costa Rica
Côte d’Ivoire
Croatia
Cuba
Cyprus
Czech Republic
česká republika [Czech Republic]
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Denmark
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
East Timor
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
England
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Estonia
Ethiopia
Fiji
Finland
France
Gabon
Gambia
Gaza
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Great Britain
Greece
Grenada
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Holland
Honduras
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kiribati
Kosovo
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Malta
Marshall Islands
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mexico
Micronesia (Federated States of)
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Palau
Palestine
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
The Philippines
Poland
Polska [Poland]
Rzeczpospolita Polska [Poland]
Portugal
Qatar
Republic of Korea
Republic of Moldova
Romania
Russian Federation
Rwanda
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia
Scotland
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Africa
South Sudan
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Syria
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Timor Leste
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United Republic of Tanzania
USA
United States
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Venezuela
Viet Nam
Vietnam
Wales
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe


Countries presumed 'impossible' - feel free to prove us wrong:

Republic of Korea Done by Kithros
Saudi Arabia Kudos to Kithros who proved us wrong!



Countries considered 'fun' or challenging - feel free to nominate or dispute:

Andorra
Angola (Exp)
Argentina
Armenia (Exp)
Bahamas
Bhutan (Exp)
Brunei
Burundi
česká republika
Cambodia
Columbia
Comoros
Croatia
Dominican Republic
East Timor
Gabon
Georgia (Exp)
Great Britain (Exp)
Guinea-Bissau
Indonesia
Japan
Kyrgyzstan
Madagascar
Marshall Islands
Montenegro
New Zealand (Exp)
Niger (Exp)
Palestine
Philippines
Polska
Tajikistan
The Philippines
Tanzania (Exp)
Thailand
The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Tunisia
Singapore
Spain
United States (Exp)
Uzbekistan




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Reply #1 on: December 01, 2011, 04:45:27 am

New Zealand

Well, what a surprise - I'm at the top of the list!

New Zealand was fun due to high strength emitters, zero gravity, strong drones and the availability of experimental weapons.

Fun map, recommended to anyone wanting to play with experimentals, but not looking for a drawn out slugfest.

Will suit chronic over-builders!

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Reply #2 on: December 01, 2011, 04:28:41 pm

Djibouti completed.

Bit of a slugfest - the high gravity in an awkward direction made it a bit of a challenge though.

19 minutes. Sheesh!

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Reply #3 on: December 01, 2011, 06:57:32 pm
USA
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Good thread.



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Reply #4 on: December 01, 2011, 09:28:35 pm
USA

Good thread.

Hooray - someone wants to play with me!

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Reply #5 on: December 01, 2011, 09:37:48 pm
I checked out the USA map and it's pretty boring. I also checked out "United States of America" and while it has 0-g, it is still a walk in the park.

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Reply #6 on: December 01, 2011, 10:02:59 pm
I checked out the USA map and it's pretty boring. I also checked out "United States of America" and while it has 0-g, it is still a walk in the park.
You have to remember, for most United States citizens, a walk in the park is a lot to ask for. :P

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Reply #7 on: December 01, 2011, 10:06:11 pm
Sure not me ;) Truly though a walk in the park is a night of no homework. Too bad I never have those.

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Reply #8 on: December 01, 2011, 11:16:33 pm
I checked out the USA map and it's pretty boring. I also checked out "United States of America" and while it has 0-g, it is still a walk in the park.

Yep - we're gonna get a few of those. Probably quite a few!

However, The United States of America (note the 'The') provides a moderately more interesting map.

Didja check out New Zealand? I was stoked that my country/the first country I tried provided such a fun experience!

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Reply #9 on: December 02, 2011, 12:35:54 am
Afghanistan is another that isn't very hard. Somewhat time consuming due to the need to fight through one really large chamber, but you have unlimited time and lots of build space to prepare.

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Reply #10 on: December 02, 2011, 02:58:51 am
Afghanistan is another that isn't very hard. Somewhat time consuming due to the need to fight through one really large chamber, but you have unlimited time and lots of build space to prepare.

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Reply #11 on: December 02, 2011, 03:00:36 am
Kenya

Didn't look too hard, but it was difficult to gain a toe-hold.

In the end it took me an age 'cos I used up all my crystal energy and my weapons were starving.

Good map, but what a grind!
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Reply #12 on: December 02, 2011, 05:28:54 am
I started "West By God Virginia" and it was pretty interesting...then I realized that some of you might not consider it a separate country.



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Reply #13 on: December 03, 2011, 12:51:12 am
Canada is also quite unremarkable.

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Reply #14 on: December 03, 2011, 04:46:41 am
Canada is also quite unremarkable.

I dunno - you've got mountains, lakes, forests and mineral wealth...

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