Post by Water Dumple on Dec 29, 2009 13:26:06 GMT -5
The Imperial Guard main base is located in the Awakening Wood. In Pikmin 2, there is a watery area leading to the Snagret Hole, and of course its Burrowing Snagret guardian. On the way there is a large round island only reachable by two bridges because of the steep sides. My base is right in the middle of that island, but of course the bridges are not there due to the size scale being different in Pikmin 2.
The island juts a good distance out of the water, surrounded by some rather steep rocky cliffs. These make landing troops by sea a difficult affair and overall a pain without some additional equipment. Once on the actual island, it's generally smooth and the terrain is more forgiving. The base is located at the very center of the island, so there is some ground to cover before reaching it. On the way, there's mostly just rolling plains with grass, rocks, and small trees. Some defenses are located on the outside to kill invaders before they get to it, others are inside the perimeter. Most of the Heavy Bolter Turrets are on hills, giving them the best vantage point and good sight range.
Most of the important buildings such as mines and Management Centers are in the centermost point of the base, as this is farthest out of range of artillery. Less important things such as storages are on the outside.