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Re: The Great Community Map Project. Competition Post 2

Postby Gilligan on Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:54 pm

Cyprus?!
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Re: The Great Community Map Project.

Postby ManBungalow on Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:04 pm

koontz told me to post here.

I'm quite on the fence with my vote here.

On the one hand, I feel that the development of a fantastical map is smoother because, eg, it's easier to add a mountain range in somewhere just for the sake of sound gameplay, not being hindered by real geography. And I think there's more potential for funky gameplay on a fantasy map (eg. Dawn of Ages). Which isn't a cup of tea for everybody, I'll grant you.

However, 'real' maps have more...substance, I guess, to them.
Though I fear that we'll end up with some new city map, or another map of a whatever US state.
Some maps, such as Austerlitz, are really disrupted in terms of gameplay because they are limited by real geography/history.
However, maps including Waterloo and WWII Gazala play really well.

But it's possible to have a bit of both.
Let's look at, say, Lunar War. Natty evidently based the map on the real geography of the moon, but applied a fictional approach to it.

So I voted for fantasy in the end.
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Re: The Great Community Map Project. Competition Post 2

Postby DoomYoshi on Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:12 pm

Actium.

Ah. Never mind, Gilligan's got it.
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Re: The Great Community Map Project. Competition Post 2

Postby Kinnison on Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:35 pm

Gilligan told me to Post here.

I voted for a real place...

What I actually want is ... well, I'm not sure it's technically POSSIBLE. I don't know enough about XML or scripting.

-Best bet for this would be the moons of Jupiter. However, it would incorporate orbital mechanics, to the extent that links to territories would change, based on the round number of the game, as satellites progressed through their orbits. As I said, I don't know if this is POSSIBLE.


If not, I wouldn't mind seeing a Mars map. Which could fall into EITHER the real or fictional category, depending o just how you treat the map, as it could incorporate the settlements that don't yet exist... or even reference some of the mass of classic fiction about the planet.
..for instance, is Lunar War a real or mythical map? The Moon is clearly a real place... But the infrastructure on the map is not.
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Re: The Great Community Map Project. Competition Post 2

Postby cooldeals on Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:58 pm

I voted for fantasy. If we are trying to be creative lets really do it.

Edit: I just read the competition rules and it's only fair that I say Swifte directed me to come here and vote.
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Re: The Great Community Map Project. Competition Post 2

Postby Dillybarr on Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:26 pm

Dillybarr sent himself to visit this thread and voted for a real place because maps like monsters are stupid.
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Re: The Great Community Map Project. Competition Post 2

Postby iamkoolerthanu on Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:35 pm

No-one told me to come here... Well koontz did with his mass PM, but according to him mass PM's dont count :D

I voted for fantasy. I think there are plenty of maps involving a real place. BUT my answer isn't really limited to fantasy, I just basically don't want to see another country/continent map. Example, prison riot is a 'real place' based on a prison, but it isn't necessarily a real prison. I'd like to just see something unique, and I think a fantasy based map has the best chance of that happening
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Re: The Great Community Map Project. Competition Post 2

Postby rdsrds2120 on Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:25 pm

Shadow topic created in GD, koontz! Awesome work and admin love on this one!

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Re: The Great Community Map Project. Competition Post 2

Postby rishaed on Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:58 pm

Hmm, if I had to say it.
I'd pick fantasy.
I just think that we have many great Historical maps that stick out, such as Classic & World 2.1, and now Eurasia.
However I don't think that aside from the Feudal War Series and the AoR's (which i don't play that often) any really well known and bookmarked Maps come to mind. I would like to have one with the same status as the other 3.
(Thanks for redirecting me here with your mass Prod Koontz).
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Re: The Great Community Map Project. Competition Post 2

Postby koontz1973 on Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:03 pm

@Gilligan, correct again. Wait till the general knowledge week. :D
@rds, thanks, keep on coming, any help you can give is welcome.
@the rest, thanks for coming and I hope you stay.

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Re: The Great Community Map Project. Competition Post 2

Postby koontz1973 on Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:09 am

#Just For fun
Which map was made by Lynn and why did he not get a medal?
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Re: The Great Community Map Project. Competition Post 2

Postby ender516 on Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:49 am

I voted for a fantasy map, partly for a reason cited above by ManBungalow (gameplay doesn't get cramped by historical or geographical maps), and partly because I have a map idea long tucked in my hindbrain which perhaps I can steer this map towards.
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Re: The Great Community Map Project. Competition Post 2

Postby plurple on Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:35 am

plurple told me to come here and i voted for fantasy as fantasy is always better than reality!!!
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top score that i have seen is 1936
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Re: The Great Community Map Project. Competition Post 2

Postby IditarodGuy on Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:42 am

I voted, fantasy. I want a good fantasy map. Maybe with a mix of historical touch in it. Ummmmm... Jurassic Park type map. Thoughts?
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Re: The Great Community Map Project. Competition Post 2

Postby ViperOverLord on Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:28 pm

I voted for fantasy b/c it seems a bit presumptive to think we can make an existing place that interesting. Though if it were historical real then maybe that could work. I do think there are a lot of real good battles that CC has yet to touch.
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