juneau to anchorage is presumably by boat, the same as juneau to seattle. the only regular juneau ferry actually sails to bellingham, not to seattle, although there are pleasure cruises from seattle to alaska. http://www.ferrytravel.com/juneau.htm
it's logical for u to use the same symbol for both connections: remove the dotted lines and put a boat beside anchorage, then amend the legend wording to connects juneau with anchorage and bellingham
if u want seattle to play a bigger role as the gateway to alaska, then perhaps remove the above boat connections completely and add a blue plane beside both seattle and anchorage (to represent by far the busiest air link between the continental usa and alaska), with the wording connects anchorage with seattle
noticed something on wm's usa: new england
map that has carried over to here.
rayan10154 wrote:There are some mistakes on the New England map. Plattsburgh is closer to Burlington than Montpelier so those should be connected and Montpelier is closer to Berlin. I-90 is supposed to go through Worcester. And also New York City should connect to Scranton.
vermont is the wrong shape. the long western edge is supposed to follow a north-south line instead of being diagonal as at present. the road from plattsburgh
(note the spelling of both cities) is not direct, but goes through burlington. burlington is east of plattsburgh and northwest (not northeast) of montpelier. http://www.discovernewengland.org/travel-planning/new-england-maps/
the above change also lets us reduce both vermont and new hampshire to +1.
nolefan5311 wrote:Is there supposed to be a connection between Manchester and Boston? If not, the New Hampshire bonus should probably be reduced to a +1.
Good catch! Yes there is. I'm thinking that maybe NH should be +1 anyways.
maybe also eliminate the minor road between casper WY and crawford NE, to reduce the difficulty of both state bonuses.
isaiah40 wrote:For the capitals, are you saying Western +8 for 6 etc?
yes, basically a simple +8 for holding all of the state capitals in any of the maps of the map pack, exceptions being +16 for great lakes because of its sheer size and +8 for the capitals of the western map plus alaska and hawaii.
are u still thinking about these +8 and +16 capital bonuses, or have u finally kicked this one into the long grass? at the moment, in the absence of the superbonuses (that probably will be ignored by players if put back in), the map lacks something which binds together each map area, for example there is no bonus to tie any state to any other state that has the same colour, meaning that the bonus zones of the original usa
map are now irrelevant. this bonus tries to redress that issue.