Anno 1800 |OT| A whole new world

Com_Raven

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I really wish the game let you do more than just pan around while paused. Being able to lay blueprints or at least view building/resource info would be so useful when things get hectic.
Fair point, and something we hear a lot. Unfortunately it is a bit of a tricky technical topic to hold the rest of the game while letting the player keep building stuff, as that was never originally intended.

Are any more addons or dlc planned?
Yes, we are currently working on some new content and features for 2020.
 

FliXFantatier

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Yes, we are currently working on some new content and features for 2020.
Nice!
Is it in any way possible to expand to new areas? I.e. a new "New World" sector to conquer?



Anyway, as Anno 1800 is a gorgeous game I thought I would share my creation.

I left the Old World behind it is in a reasonably safe equilibrium throwing off up to $10k. Once that was set I moved to Cape Trelawney.

My main capitol with the Investor blocks front and center. Once I realized the upper classes no longer need pleb stuff like markets and churches they were moved to the back of the city to where the commoners live...


Even zoomed in it looks really pretty! The power lines can be quite hideous though when you plaster an area with cobbled roads... 😬


Better view of the harbor, lots of fishing going on there... They are providing for 50k people. 😜


Rolling hills of wheat overlooking the city. (more fisheries in the background. I love the fact that one can freely place the fields now (as opposed to the Anno's of old), I have long strips to reach the edge of the map and then utilize as much area as possible that would else wise be wasted.


Beer and bread being harvested out back.


All the metal works have been moved to one island. All the raw materials are sent from all over the continent to this one island where they are refined and then sent on to the main island.


One of the many small islands without a population just working off their standard island population once they get their own harbor.


I feel like a dirty colonialist by just using the New World to farm coffee, cotton and rum for my empire to gobble up.


It is really hard to get a balance that works in the arctic. I have torn down the entire island twice to rebuild it from scratch to try and make it work....
They get schnaps, coal and brass from the old world to even have a chance at surviving out there...


Trying to settle a glacier for that sweet sweet natural gas is also a pain in the backside. They are very finicky and as you can see one refinery recently exploded. I have yet to replace it as they are short on workers already...


Electricity is currently a big weak spot of my main island. Trying to rely on clean natural gas is proving perilous and unreliable. I might have to suck it up and run a train with dirty oil through my main city.... 😒


I have basically spent a majority of my winter vacation building this city. - No regrets. 😝😜😘
 
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Mr.Deadshot

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Oct 27, 2017
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Finally got this during the Christmas sales including the season pass. I already played a few hours with friends and started the campaign now. Glad it's back on track after the not so great reception for 2070 and 2205. I actually liked 2070, but it wasn't as great as 1404. Never played 2205 but it didn't look very "Anno" to me. 1800 seems just as great as 1404 so far!

I am sad that this gets ignored in all the GOTY talk. Feels like most people already forgot that it came out this year or is it just me?
 

FliXFantatier

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Oct 25, 2017
4,954
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Finally got this during the Christmas sales including the season pass. I already played a few hours with friends and started the campaign now. Glad it's back on track after the not so great reception for 2070 and 2205. I actually liked 2070, but it wasn't as great as 1404. Never played 2205 but it didn't look very "Anno" to me. 1800 seems just as great as 1404 so far!

I am sad that this gets ignored in all the GOTY talk. Feels like most people already forgot that it came out this year or is it just me?
It’s the only 2019 game I’ve played. So it’s my goty regardless. πŸ˜…
i also really liked 2070.
 

Zetetica

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Jan 5, 2019
172
Fair point, and something we hear a lot. Unfortunately it is a bit of a tricky technical topic to hold the rest of the game while letting the player keep building stuff, as that was never originally intended.
That's totally understandable. It's something that I expect to be less of a problem over time as I learn the building sizes/layouts and get used to switching between zones, but right now that is very slow. The part that makes it really tough is using the new 1x1 farm plots to maximize use of irregularly shaped areas. I love it, but it takes so much time to do right.
One thing that might be easier and almost as good is a much slower .25x or even .1x game speed. I think some of the previous Annos had this, but I only see ways to go faster in 1800.

I am sad that this gets ignored in all the GOTY talk. Feels like most people already forgot that it came out this year or is it just me?
City building games have unfortunately always been very niche but it's definitely in my top 10 even after only 20 hours. Maybe some German outlets gave it more recognition? Anno has always been more popular there.
 

Proc

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Oct 25, 2017
544
Time just evaporates in this game. Somehow just had a 5 hr session with a friend. We're still completely new but we're really having a good time progressing. I really like the building curve it has. We've only made it to artisan tech so far.

edit: Annnnd there goes another 1h30 playing the campaign. I'm digging the campaign. A nice little story that embeds a tutorial that doesn't feel like it's beating you over the head. Good stuff. Highly recommend picking this up now that it's currently on sale and if you're looking for a strategy/sim game to add to your collection. Good stuff indeed.
 
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Nice!
Is it in any way possible to expand to new areas? I.e. a new "New World" sector to conquer?



Anyway, as Anno 1800 is a gorgeous game I thought I would share my creation.

I left the Old World behind it is in a reasonably safe equilibrium throwing off up to $10k. Once that was set I moved to Cape Trelawney.

My main capitol with the Investor blocks front and center. Once I realized the upper classes no longer need pleb stuff like markets and churches they were moved to the back of the city to where the commoners live...


Even zoomed in it looks really pretty! The power lines can be quite hideous though when you plaster an area with cobbled roads... 😬


Better view of the harbor, lots of fishing going on there... They are providing for 50k people. 😜


Rolling hills of wheat overlooking the city. (more fisheries in the background. I love the fact that one can freely place the fields now (as opposed to the Anno's of old), I have long strips to reach the edge of the map and then utilize as much area as possible that would else wise be wasted.


Beer and bread being harvested out back.


All the metal works have been moved to one island. All the raw materials are sent from all over the continent to this one island where they are refined and then sent on to the main island.


One of the many small islands without a population just working off their standard island population once they get their own harbor.


I feel like a dirty colonialist by just using the New World to farm coffee, cotton and rum for my empire to gobble up.


It is really hard to get a balance that works in the arctic. I have torn down the entire island twice to rebuild it from scratch to try and make it work....
They get schnaps, coal and brass from the old world to even have a chance at surviving out there...


Trying to settle a glacier for that sweet sweet natural gas is also a pain in the backside. They are very finicky and as you can see one refinery recently exploded. I have yet to replace it as they are short on workers already...


Electricity is currently a big weak spot of my main island. Trying to rely on clean natural gas is proving perilous and unreliable. I might have to suck it up and run a train with dirty oil through my main city.... 😒


I have basically spent a majority of my winter vacation building this city. - No regrets. 😝😜😘
Looks great! I played through the campaign in this and have been meaning to go back to the sandbox mode but haven't managed it yet, these screens I think are the motivation I needed.
 

Com_Raven

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Oct 27, 2017
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I am sad that this gets ignored in all the GOTY talk. Feels like most people already forgot that it came out this year or is it just me?
Anno tends to traditionally pick up a lot of awards in Germany (as we are currently doing), but usually less so abroad. Though we were extremely happy and honored to be nominated at the Game Awards this year!

But for some reason, Anno tends to get overlooked by a lot of American media especially, despite being a Ubisoft title. C'est la vie :)
 
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FliXFantatier

Master of the Reality Stone
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Oct 25, 2017
4,954
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Anno tends to traditionally pick up a lot of awards in Germany (as we are currently doing), but usually less so abroad. Though we were extremely happy and honored to be nominated at the Game Awards this year!

But for some reason, Anno tends to get overlooked by a lot of American media especially, despite being a Ubisoft title. C'est la vie :)
You have my sword!

Time just evaporates in this game. Somehow just had a 5 hr session with a friend. We're still completely new but we're really having a good time progressing. I really like the building curve it has. We've only made it to artisan tech so far.

edit: Annnnd there goes another 1h30 playing the campaign. I'm digging the campaign. A nice little story that embeds a tutorial that doesn't feel like it's beating you over the head. Good stuff. Highly recommend picking this up now that it's currently on sale and if you're looking for a strategy/sim game to add to your collection. Good stuff indeed.
Yea, time is nothing in this game, there is always one more production chain to build up or optimize before bed. 😜
 

FliXFantatier

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Oct 25, 2017
4,954
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Man, fuck the Investor class. They are freaking insatiable, just like in real life...
I've built so many eyewear and light bulb factories, not to mention the amounts of coffee they are gobbling up...



Com_Raven, I would like to request that we be able to settle additional new-worlds and additional new maps overall. I am starting to run out of space but cannot be arsed to start again from scratch. 😝
 

FliXFantatier

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Oct 25, 2017
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Is there a way to see an overview of all my items and persons of interest? I cannot remember what and who I put where. I seem to have lost some things that I am trying to find...









 
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