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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - Back on Track/New Update Pg. 1&8

Postby pepperonibread on Fri Jul 04, 2008 9:36 pm

Alright guys, new update:

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Changes:
-Most people didn't like the flag, so I replaced it with the german arms and motto.
-I kept the mini-map, but the continent names are now inside it instead of around the rest of the map. I think this is easier to understand, and a few people didn't like the previous arrangement anyway.
-The mountains are flattened a bit, to make them less pointy and at odd angles.
-On the right, I added a small legend showing the two kinds of impassables, rivers and mountains. A bit obvious, but someone suggested it and I think it fits the space nicely.
-Replaced the Pfalz territory with Mainz.
-I stretched the title slightly because there's more room now.
-The yellow army numbers have been replaced with all different colors, like cairns suggested.

To do:
-I'm still toying with the coat of arms, so comments on this would be good.
-Edbeard suggested making the continent colors' order match that of the german flag, similar to the mexico map (viewtopic.php?f=10&t=42232&st=0&sk=t&sd=a). I didn't get around to doing this, but expect something on it next update.
-Comments?
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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - New Update July 3 Pgs. 1&9

Postby edbeard on Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:00 pm

all the changes are good

The only thing I was looking forward to seeing was the continent colour change though
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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - New Update July 3 Pgs. 1&9 [Gp]

Postby lanyards on Sat Jul 05, 2008 6:12 pm

The motto is a little hard to read. I think I like it better with just the symbol without the motto overtop of it. The rest of the map is :shock: delicious.

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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - New Update July 3 Pgs. 1&9 [Gp]

Postby pepperonibread on Sat Jul 05, 2008 8:39 pm

lanyards wrote:The motto is a little hard to read. I think I like it better with just the symbol without the motto overtop of it. The rest of the map is :shock: delicious.

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Thanks lanyards :) I'll try and work with this.
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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - New Update July 3 Pgs. 1&9 [Gp]

Postby ZeakCytho on Sat Jul 05, 2008 8:52 pm

I think the whole crest needs work. It just doesn't have the same elegant feel that the rest of the map has.

Also, considering the significant changes for the better you're making, maybe make your signature the same size as Hoff's?
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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - New Update July 3 Pgs. 1&9 [Gp]

Postby pepperonibread on Sat Jul 05, 2008 8:58 pm

ZeakCytho wrote:I think the whole crest needs work. It just doesn't have the same elegant feel that the rest of the map has.

Also, considering the significant changes for the better you're making, maybe make your signature the same size as Hoff's?


I'd have to agree to an extent, I'm still trying to get it to "fit" with the rest of the map.
As for my sig, that's ok, I think I graphically like it how it is now. Maybe a bit bigger tho :D
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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - New Update July 3 Pgs. 1&9 [Gp]

Postby AndyDufresne on Sat Jul 05, 2008 9:01 pm

I've always endorsed small, out of the way signatures. :)

Over all it is looking good. Consider adding another mountain near Munster and Kassel, so it doesn't appear that Munster and Gott. have a route. (Maybe even slightly nudge the mountain on the left end, so it is more flush against the playable area border, if that makes sense.)

Perhaps consider adding a line under "Impassables."

I'm not sure if it is just me, but in the Baden and Sachsen continents (and perhaps even Nord and Bayern too)...the background image seems more difficult to see when compared to Preu and Rhein continents.


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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - New Update July 3 Pgs. 1&9 [Gp]

Postby pepperonibread on Sat Jul 05, 2008 9:08 pm

Thanks Andy, sounds good.
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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - New Update July 3 Pgs. 1&9 [Gp]

Postby bob3603 on Mon Jul 07, 2008 1:47 am

Graphics look good and are much improved over the original (actually I like your "older" new version better than your "newer" new version, but both look good). If you are trying to keep the gameplay the same though there should be a connection between Leipzig and Magdeburg (A very important area in gameplay).
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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - New Update July 3 Pgs. 1&9 [Gp]

Postby pepperonibread on Mon Jul 07, 2008 3:01 pm

bob3603 wrote:Graphics look good and are much improved over the original (actually I like your "older" new version better than your "newer" new version, but both look good). If you are trying to keep the gameplay the same though there should be a connection between Leipzig and Magdeburg (A very important area in gameplay).


Whoops, added a few too many mountains there. Nice catch :)
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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - New Update July 3 Pgs. 1&9 [Gp]

Postby pepperonibread on Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:30 am

New update, got ed's color changes in this time:

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Large w/ Army #'s:

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Changes:
-Rearranged which continents have which colors so as to resemble the German flag: black at the top, red in the middle, and yellow at the bottom.
-Added a line under the word "Impassables".
-Edited borders/mountains so Leipzig connects to Magdeburg (this preserves the gameplay of the original map). This also gave a bit more room for the Leipzig army number.
-Put a few effects on the coat of arms and made the motto above it a bit more readable. I'm liking this a lot better now.

To-do:
-I'm not yet sure how much I like the new colors, though maybe I'm just not used to them yet. Comments on this would be appreciated, if there's no consensus I may put up a poll.
-Anything else?
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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - New Update 7/9 Pg. 10 [Gp]

Postby bob3603 on Thu Jul 10, 2008 1:30 pm

I like the colors better when you had them intermixed, I think it looks much better.
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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - New Update 7/9 Pg. 10 [Gp]

Postby edbeard on Thu Jul 10, 2008 3:28 pm

I'd prefer the darker red on the left side so they all match up (or all the dark on the right side. don't matter)
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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - New Update 7/9 Pg. 10 [Gp]

Postby yeti_c on Thu Jul 10, 2008 4:39 pm

OOC - what does the motto mean?

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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - New Update 7/9 Pg. 10 [Gp]

Postby MrBenn on Thu Jul 10, 2008 5:42 pm

The colours are really good; a nice homage to the flag which I'm sure will nevertheless be lost on most people ;-)

Your mountains are gorgeous... so nice that you could do with a couple more:
  • Add one to the left of the Freiburg/Karlsruhe border, or shift the left-most one up a few pixels
  • Add a small moutnain to the left of the Munster/Osnabruck range
  • Add another to the right of the Dresden/Berlin range
That should help to make it absolutely obvious that those regions don't border ;-)
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