Nagce Valley is a fictitious farm located on the rolling hills of Nagce County somewhere in the American mid-west (Well done if you get the Nagce jest!). The farm will be characterized by medium to large fields, one fairly centralized farm with pigs, cows, and sheep nearby, two possibly three sell points and a large scale BGA operation. In addition to the default crops you can expect Rye, Oats, Millet and Triticale. Other crops may be added as development of the map continues. The Chopped Straw scripts are built into the map. The map will be laid out with big equipment operation in mind though there may be a few strategically placed obstacles to keep things interesting. My preference on field shape will be to go with a mixed model with both rectangular and semi-rectangular shaped fields (those with two or three straight sides). The current plan is to border the fields with sufficient grassland and relatively few obstructions. Expanding or joining fields should be a simple as cutting down a few trees or plowing over a dirt road. Missions will be enabled prior to release.
As this is my first dance with creating a map from scratch I decided to stick with the default map size rather than the larger 4x map and the map is based on the NLD Starter Map. My decision to focus on large fields while sticking with the default 2km x 2 km map size means that some of the features commonly seen on maps will not make the cut for Nagce Valley. Other elements will be cut based on my personal preferences. To this end there will be no village, no gold nuggets, no rail road and chickens are likely to be chopped as well. Forestry if present will play only a minor role.
The inevitable question of "will this be available for consoles" remains to be answered, but at the moment the answer is that I’ll look at the possibility after the PC version has been rolled out.
A few screenshots to give you a feel for the Nagce Valley