[Abandoned] - Iron Curtain

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Which color scheme do you like?

Previous pastel one (Rev. 11 and earlier)
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15%
New dark one (Rev. 12/13)
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[Abandoned] - Iron Curtain

Postby the.killing.44 on Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:48 pm

Mod Note:Abandoned - If resurrected, this one must be checked again.

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CURRENT MAP
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July 9th Updates
  • New Bonus Set-up
  • Some starting neutrals


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[LINK] Rev. 12
[LINK] Rev. 11
[LINK] Rev. 10
[LINK] Rev. 9

[LINK] Rev. 8
[LINK] Rev. 7
[LINK] Rev. 6
[LINK] Rev. 5
[LINK] Rev. 4
[LINK] Rev. 3
[LINK] Rev. 2
[LINK] Rev. 1
[LINK] Original

KEY:
RjBeals drafts
the.killing.44 drafts


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Re: the IRON CURTAIN "96 Territ Map"

Postby wcaclimbing on Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:55 pm

first comment!

first look tells me that the colors are a bit too light for me to like. Could you make them a bit more saturated?
it'd make it easier to see everything, I think.

other than that, it looks great. Definitely a high quality first draft.
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Re: the IRON CURTAIN "96 Territ Map"

Postby ZeakCytho on Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:15 pm

Very nice! The only thing I don't like is the style used for the oceans near the coasts. The transition from light to dark should be more gradual, I think.
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Re: the IRON CURTAIN "96 Territ Map"

Postby mibi on Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:25 pm

very nice... though it is a bit too pastel for the 'iron curtain'.
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Re: the IRON CURTAIN "96 Territ Map"

Postby Mr. Squirrel on Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:35 pm

I am really looking forward to the creation of this map. I agree with you that we need more large classic style maps and not just small gimmicky ones.

I know you said that you used pastel colors because you don't want to be using army circles, but I really don't think pastel matches the area and era you are trying to capture here. When I think of the cold war and the Soviet Union, I see more bold reds and darker colors than pastel ones. That is the only major concern I have at the moment.
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Re: the IRON CURTAIN "96 Territ Map"

Postby RjBeals on Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:04 pm

colors are being updated now. I agree with you all. Darker colors are on the way
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Re: the IRON CURTAIN "96 Territ Map"

Postby RjBeals on Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:25 pm

Hows this for darker colors (I removed the legend temporarily)

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Re: the IRON CURTAIN "96 Territ Map"

Postby ZeakCytho on Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:32 pm

Colors are better, but I don't like how the playable area is floating. Could you put in the borders between unplayable nations, like you had in version 1? And get rid of the drop shadow?
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Re: the IRON CURTAIN "96 Territ Map"

Postby Incandenza on Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:07 pm

Wow, that's a hell of a nice-looking map RJ. Love the idea of having some more classic-style big maps, should be fun for 8p and team games (tho I have an absolutely appalling record on your maps :( )

Couple things:
Lithuania has an extra 'n' appended to the end... there's prolly a couple of other naming issues in there, but that jumped out at me.
The title seems... well, not quite precise enough. When I saw "Iron Curtain", I figured that it would emphasize the demarcation between eastern and western europe. Perhaps "Warsaw Pact" would be a better title.
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Re: the IRON CURTAIN "96 Territ Map"

Postby pamoa on Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:50 pm

How about a new point of view
RjBeals wrote:...Some maps with different perspectives put a whole new twist on the game.
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Re: the IRON CURTAIN "96 Territ Map"

Postby RjBeals on Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:51 pm

Thanks for the comments guys. I'll sweep through the mis-spellings eventually - and the title is negotiable. I like the Warsaw Pact as well - unless I can get an "Iron Curtain" to fall on the map somewhere?
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Re: the IRON CURTAIN "96 Territ Map"

Postby daydream on Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:00 pm

wouldnt it be east germany??
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Re: the IRON CURTAIN "96 Territ Map"

Postby whitestazn88 on Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:10 pm

i'm still not sold on the colors. they still seem pastel-y. maybe if the whole thing were like... metal looking, or rusty.
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Re: the IRON CURTAIN "96 Territ Map"

Postby LB Ninja on Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:12 pm

a very good looking map too me :)
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Re: the IRON CURTAIN "96 Territ Map"

Postby InkL0sed on Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:36 pm

pamoa wrote:How about a new point of view
RjBeals wrote:...Some maps with different perspectives put a whole new twist on the game.
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I like it...
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