The last time I wrote about the Millennial Farm map for Farming Simulator 19, was before the 2019 Mod Contest. The map was intended for an entry in the contest but was postponed. There has since been concerns among a lot of players that the map wouldn’t be released at all.
But the map wasn’t canceled. The work goes on. Mappers Paradise, the team that is making the map, has now and then teased us with impressive images of what’s coming.
Last night, the team released a video, showcasing what will be the vehicle shop when the map arrives, the Midwest Machinery shop. And boy, it looks incredible!
No Release Date
To everyone who is wondering when the Millennial Farm map will be released: The release will happen when it’s ready. It might happen later this month, or in March, or maybe even later.
From what I can understand, the goal is to release the map on all platforms. If I’m going to judge the map by the temporary PDA, it will most definitely be worth the wait. (Please be aware that the map layout may change before release.)
Just after releasing last night’s video, Mappers Paradise used a Facebook post to tell about players harassing both the team and Zach Johnson, the Millennial Farmer himself. The bullying is caused by the map’s delay
This makes me sad. Yes, I know a lot of players want this map yesterday. But wanting something doesn’t give anyone the right to act like jerks.
To be clear:
- Mappers Paradise is a team made up of players like you and me. The team volunteers to create stunning mod maps for the rest of us.
- The team members have lives outside mapping. Making maps is not their day jobs. Please don’t stress them. Let them do their thing the way they want to. And stop harassing them, for Pete’s sake!
- Zach Johnson is a farmer, not a mapmaker. Please let him do his job and enjoy his videos, don’t bother him with questions about a Farming Simulator map…
Why Mapping Takes So Long
Making a Farming Simulator 19 map takes time. The process can go on for weeks or months, even if you’re using prefabricated buildings, roads, and other objects.
The Mappers Paradise members are some of the really few modders who create most of the models on the map from scratch.
Creating a simple shed can take a couple of days if you’re going to do everything yourself. Making a grain silo complex, like the one below, includes a lot more work.
So please, let the team use all the time it needs to complete the Millennial map. I’m confident it will be well worth remaining patient for.