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the main idea of the long ways is, that when you have the flag, you come out in your own half of the map.
another reason is, that there will be much battles in the middle, and when you use the large way, you can appear in the back of the enemy
i can make them of cause shorter and wider, it was just a sketch.
maybe i can also branch the long ways, so the map gets more complex and the long way is more interesting.