THE AGE OF THE LION
The Age of the Lion was released on the 17th of July, 2014 and was the First Update of the Middle Way. The update was an experimentation on coloration as well as photo editing. Eventually most of later chapters used a simple formula of image editing.
This picture is my first experimentation of MMP (Mayor Mode Ploppable) outside of Okaiken V2. I must admit, I am not a good MMPer and I dedicate most of my education to my old colleagues at USNW, who visibly departed from the SC4 scene and started their own role playing simulator. I was originally going to use it in a battle during the Sengoku Period but the matters went elsewhere. Due to the difficulties of doing a Sengoku Period Battle, I decided to shelve this battle. Maybe in the near future. I'm not sure.
Vicinity of the Ibaraki Castle. As you can see, there were no attempts to make a real medieval castle on this entry, so more work had to be done in the near future. Stockades and castle walls are also needed to be built, separately, in BAT (Building Architect Tool).
Zuikoji. In the update, I did not name the temple for reasons that I would probably regret today. it's still one of my favourite creations and probably release a new version of it soon.
The town used in the update.
In the update, I used a very old soundtrack that came in the 1980s. Composed by Ozaki Ryudo, it was used in the 1980 Taiga Drama "Shishi no Jidai" (Age of the Lion). The title itself is a pun on the word "shishi", which can also mean the young samurai generation in the late 1800s during the Bakumatsu, which were instrumental in the collapse of the Tokugawa Bakufu.
©1980 NHK. I do not own the music and using it in educational purposes. Not for commercial distribution.
INFORMATION YOU NEED TO KNOW
The original update (Update I) can be found in Simtropolis. This entry does not contain the original story, which will be kept in the Simtropolis Update. For more information, please see the link below.
BEHIND THE SCENES
This update comes with a behind-the-scenes update called "Rawkaiken" (Raw and Okaiken), which was the tradition continued from the second edition of the City Journal. Please see the link below for more information