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Discussion in 'Release 31 Feedback Forum' started by EclipseMaiden, Jul 1, 2016.

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    Hello! I do not post in the forums often, but I felt like I needed to voice my opinion about the new Tropical Island template. At first, i heard ya'll were doing it and i was thrilled! I loved Port Mirren and all the sand and ocean and thought you would be doing something similar to that. However, I am very disappointed in the template. It is the same island as the original and just replaced all the trees with palms...aka a Palm Farm.. there is hardly any sand and its covered in grass and rocks. When i think tropical i think of sandy beaches and lush waterfalls. There is not enough sand on this template and to much grass. I want to be able to place a home in the sand by the beach and it not be a water lot. I wanna feel like i am on paradise not a tree farm. I do not want to seem inconsiderate or hurt anyone's feelings, but the tropical island biome was a very big let down for me.
     
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    Can we just have the Port Mirren biome as an option? I feel like that could be an easy addition
     
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    I am also very disappointed in the Tropical Island template. It looks more like a palm tree farm than an actual tropical island. It is missing the underbrush and lushness one would expect from such a biome.

    Estercove is a better example of a tropical feel.

    I don't feel this lives up the standard this art team has previously produced.
     
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    Island isn't the only template missing underbrush.
     
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    Agree completely Selene
     
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    i'm afraid to see what the archipelago template is gonna look like, now.....
     
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    I think that they need to completely redo the biome or just make the template based off of port mirren and estercove!
     
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    Wow thats a sign when a newbie says that!
     
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    Yeesh, I didn't go see the tropical island first-hand. Yes, it just looks pretty bad. Even if you find an island with just palm trees, it isn't going to be close-cut grass and empty hills. Its going to either be more vegetative, or more sandy.

    Though, I'm guessing the intent was just to create something with a semi-tropical feel like the islands off of Kingsport ; just because we don't really have any tropical areas in the game yet. I think the intent was to create nice piratey islands, although it would be nice to see jungles and tropical lagoons and swamps and so forth in the future when they expand to more continents.
     
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    The problem is there is soo much grass and not enough sand. You can NOT place a home in the sand that isnt a water lot. whats is the point of living on an island if you cant place in sand?
     
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    Thank you all for the warm welcomes! I just hope they change the template or anyone who has an island biome wasted money.
     
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    Does anyone like the current tropical biome? I'm curious
     
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    I like it enough that I've been trying to find a PRT that uses the template for consideration in release 32. No joy so far though.
    (the new PRTs based on Island Template 01 are quite nice as well)

    I agree it needs more undergrowth to look more like a jungle but I can see why they didn't bother - the intention was to give large flat spaces to hold a couple hundred lots, which would demolish a significant chunk of the trees & plants anyway.

    Still would be nice though.
     
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    Let you know after R 32 lol : )
    Just changed mine from standard island to tropical 01 .
     
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