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Re: USA 2.1 [13 Aug 2012] V.265 Pg 25

Postby isaiah40 on Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:25 am

RjBeals wrote:any reason you chose green, yellow and blue for the colors? Wouldn't red/white/blue be more fitting?

It would, at the same time I had to get colors that contrasted well with each other and that were good for our color blind players. The 888's show up good with these colors so for now I'm going to keep them. But while in graphics I may play with the colors some more.

iancanton wrote:what a good job u've made of the state bonuses! 90% of them are good as is, which is some achievement on a map of this size and complexity.

Thank you!!

iancanton wrote:as mentioned before, the large states with yellow airports will need bigger bonuses to compensate for both their vulnerability to attack and the delay in actually starting to pay out: +9 instead of +6 for california, +8 instead of +5 for texas, +5 instead of +3 for illinois, +7 instead of +5 for new york and +6 instead of +5 for georgia.

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iancanton wrote:the corner location of florida just about compensates for the large number of cities that it has, so we can leave it at +4. for dc, +2 auto-deploy instead of +3 is probably more balanced, since it's initially accessible only from baltimore and will almost certainly form part of a strategy that combines dc with i-95.

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iancanton wrote:for the bonuses that involve state capitals, perhaps include the star symbol to make it clear that dc doesn't count.

For the Interstate bonuses I included "Does not include D.C." As for the other bonuses, I believe that they are clear considering that both the Capital and D.C. bonuses have their associated symbol next to them.

iancanton wrote:the road from plattsburgh to burlington has somehow gone through canada. straighten out the border to fix this.

ian. :)

Done.

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Re: USA 2.1 [30 Aug 2012] V.27 Pg 26

Postby FreeMan10 on Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:37 am

Wow! Quite some progress from the original version.

A graphics suggestion - change the pink airplanes to green, then change the yellow ones to red. To my eye, the yellow airports get lost in the middle of the map. Possibly just swap pink & yellow, but the complete color changes eliminates the yellow on yellow of LAX and Honolulu.

Also, IL, IN & OH are horribly misshapen from reality, but somehow these colors & borders seem to hide the fact. Either that, or I still have the original images in my mind's eye, and you've actually cleaned up the shape somewhat. Either way, it seems to work now.

EDIT: Also, and I think this was mentioned earlier, the northern border of FL & the north eastern border of GA are a little wonky. They look like impassibles that weren't called out in the legend.
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Re: USA 2.1 [30 Aug 2012] V.27 Pg 26

Postby isaiah40 on Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:04 am

FreeMan10 wrote:Wow! Quite some progress from the original version.

A graphics suggestion - change the pink airplanes to green, then change the yellow ones to red. To my eye, the yellow airports get lost in the middle of the map. Possibly just swap pink & yellow, but the complete color changes eliminates the yellow on yellow of LAX and Honolulu.

Also, IL, IN & OH are horribly misshapen from reality, but somehow these colors & borders seem to hide the fact. Either that, or I still have the original images in my mind's eye, and you've actually cleaned up the shape somewhat. Either way, it seems to work now.

EDIT: Also, and I think this was mentioned earlier, the northern border of FL & the north eastern border of GA are a little wonky. They look like impassibles that weren't called out in the legend.

Thank you!

I'll play with the color of the planes to see if I can't get them to stick out more. One thing that won't happen is the yellow to red because the red will disappear on the blue for the color blind.

Yes there are some states that are out of whack, I plan on redoing them once into graphics.
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Re: USA 2.1 [13 Aug 2012] V.265 Pg 25

Postby iancanton on Sat Sep 01, 2012 3:29 pm

isaiah40 wrote:
iancanton wrote:for the bonuses that involve state capitals, perhaps include the star symbol to make it clear that dc doesn't count.

For the Interstate bonuses I included "Does not include D.C." As for the other bonuses, I believe that they are clear considering that both the Capital and D.C. bonuses have their associated symbol next to them.

the +1 for every 2 capitals bonus is clear. i was actually referring more to the hold all capitals +14 bonus as the one where there might be some confusion.

also, when requesting the reduction in dc auto-deploy from +3 to +2, i had assumed that the i-95 bonus could include dc: by any logic, dc appears to be squarely on i-95, so it's natural for it to count toward the 5 consecutive cities needed.

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Re: USA 2.1 [30 Aug 2012] V.27 Pg 26

Postby isaiah40 on Sat Sep 01, 2012 3:32 pm

Hmmm ... Well, I'm okay with either way with D.C. I'll add in the Does not include D.C. with the Hold all capitals for the great lakes.
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Re: USA 2.1 [30 Aug 2012] V.27 Pg 26

Postby sumone10154 on Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:01 pm

New England should be renamed to Northeast. New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania are definitely not part of New England. Also, I-95 goes through Trenton.
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Re: USA 2.1 [30 Aug 2012] V.27 Pg 26

Postby isaiah40 on Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:43 pm

sumone10154 wrote:New England should be renamed to Northeast. New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania are definitely not part of New England. Also, I-95 goes through Trenton.

New England will not be renamed, as then I would have to change Great Lakes because Delaware is not around the great lakes. But I digress, this map is based on the USA map and the USA map pack. Though I can move I-95 so it goes through Trenton.
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Re: USA 2.1 [30 Aug 2012] V.27 Pg 26

Postby iancanton on Sun Sep 02, 2012 12:51 pm

isaiah40 wrote:I can move I-95 so it goes through Trenton.

in this case, the new jersey state bonus increases from +1 to +2.

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Re: USA 2.1 [30 Aug 2012] V.27 Pg 26

Postby isaiah40 on Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:08 pm

Okay ian, I think I covered all your suggestions, so this should do it for game play *crosses fingers* 8-[
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Re: USA 2.1 [30 Aug 2012] V.27 Pg 26

Postby iancanton on Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:09 am

it's certainly been a long time in coming. onward and upward!

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Re: USA 2.1 [3 Sept 2012] V.28 Pg 26

Postby isaiah40 on Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:17 pm

Now that we're in graphics:

- Redid all the borders
- Moved some army circles and names around slightly

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Re: USA 2.1 [7 Sept 2012] V.29 Pg 26

Postby RjBeals on Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:16 pm

Is this being developed in adobe illustrator?
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Re: USA 2.1 [7 Sept 2012] V.29 Pg 26

Postby isaiah40 on Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:31 pm

RjBeals wrote:Is this being developed in adobe illustrator?

I am developing it in Adobe Photoshop CS4.
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Re: USA 2.1 [7 Sept 2012] V.29 Pg 26

Postby Victor Sullivan on Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:52 pm

Hm, I suppose it's been a while since I was here last, but why the color scheme change?

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Re: USA 2.1 [7 Sept 2012] V.29 Pg 26

Postby isaiah40 on Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:57 pm

Victor Sullivan wrote:Hm, I suppose it's been a while since I was here last, but why the color scheme change?

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Clearer, cleaner, doesn't look cramped, cluttered etc.
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