Finally, Iron County found me in a pub somewhere in the world, but he arrived there at the middle of a secret meeting, therefore I had to kill him. Rest In Peace.
So I took back my newspaper, and now I am writing a wonderful new spam about the Media Moguls' favourite new topic, the new map. Unfortunately I didn't get access to that, therefore that spam is cancelled.
But the map remains as the theme of the article, I will talk about the known issues of the OLD map, which must be repaired in the new map. The summary starts now. In the article I'll speak about the original region and countries, not the current partioning of the New World.
1, Border bugs
The most known issue of the old map are the border bugs. In the history of the game many of them have been discovered, lot of them have been repaired, and lots of NOT. The newest example was in Turkey, a real life non-existent border between Black Sea Coast of Turkey and Aegean Coast of Turkey, but several border bugs are available in China, in Germany, or in Ireland (and so on).
You must be careful, when you reports border bugs, because the creator of the old map created also some fictive border, for example between Hesse and Saarland of Germany, ingame there aren't any border between them, in the real life the situation is the same, but in the old map - hell yeah - they share a border line with each other.
This text don't speak about borders through seas and oceans, they are always man-made borders.
2, Island bugs
Less known issues are the situations of some tiny islands, which you can find in the old map, but... I explain the problem.
Did you hear about the island of Bornholm? If not, you can find here the main informations about this island in the Baltic Sea. The main point of all infos is now the fact, that Bornholm is a part of Denmark. Now check this island on the old map. Click, and it will be clear, according to admins Bornholm belong to Scania, Sweden. Bornholm belonged to Sweden in 1645, and 1658-60. 353 years ago.
Another nice example is the case of the Channel Islands. Jersey, Guernsey and Alderney are located in the La Manche, close to the coast of France, but they are properties of the British Crown, so that islands must be British on the map as I think. Open the map, look for the islands, but only one is available, which is a part of Lower Normandy, France. This is ridicolous, next time maybe the Falklands will belong to Argentina. Or admin will state, that that island is Chausey of France, which is 6.5 km2 large (according to the French wikipedia site of the island), not the island of Jersey, which is 119.5 km2 large. Trollface.
3, Zone bugs
It appears, when a region is located in different zone, as the admins stated in 2010, when they implemented the zone system.
Our bug tour continues in Israel. According to the map on the wiki, (which hasn't been upgraded since 2010, so 10 states and region of Kosovo are missing) the whole territory of Israel are located in the zone B3, along with the Balkan Peninsula, the Middle East and the Mediterranean part of Europe. Now lets check this fact on the old map, Nazareth: B3, Tel Aviv: B3, Jerusalem: B3, Beersheva: B3, Haifa: C2. What? Is Haifa district in the same zone, as Brazil, Venezuela and Bolivia? (The wiki map is also bugged, due to Amazonica region of Colombia is a part of C1 zone). It seems, yes. The eRepublik offers the cheapest intercontinental flight ever. 20 CC between Haifa and Rio de Janeiro.
4, Territory bugs
My personal favourite example is the territory bug, when admins accidentally transposed some regions.
The next destination is the United Arab Emirates. The map of aVie shows the correct situation between Ajman and Umm al Quwain. Umm al Quwain is north from Ajman, and bigger than Ajman (750 km2 versus 260 km2).
Now lets see this on our old map. According to this - hardly to see, but - Ajman is bigger, and located north from Umm al Quwain. Oops it happened again.
This game is actually a bug.
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