Oh yeah i love to watch challenges done where its not made to be easy adds to the fun of playing and the headache of trying to make your plan as a participant that much more interesting. You see Newbie Farm aka Riverview was built in FS11 not just because i couldn't find a map i liked and worked the way i wanted it to but because most of the maps at that time was focusing on making money fast which killed the life span of those said maps and i wanted a map that months later i would still be trying to buy that big fancy tractor or combine on. I'm not one for shifting between maps, i find a group of maps i like and i play within that group.
However the way Giants have the animals now, how they take so much to feed is going to expand the life span of any map as well as starting your farm any where. Maps needed this because the life span was getting lower and lower all the time and so much work goes into maps that its like they never get the full justification so i'm looking forward to watching all the various challenges yourself and others do on the various maps throughout the course of FS19 and admire the work those mappers have done.
Damn this became a rant of some kind didn't it. Hmmm, I like how the challenge has been set out, it will make it very hard as the player has so much to focus on it would be easy to let the amount of goals overcome yourself and full way behind however the various ways people and groups get started will be very interesting to watch. I looked at it the forestry area given was to try and give people the choice of farming, forestry or animals which way do you want to start and although forestry might make money fast under normal situations the forestry area's on this map can be some what interesting and make for a challenge in themselves.