koontz1973 wrote:Can you please get VicFontaine to update the opening post with your user name. As this is your artwork, it belongs to you.
Hope this answers your questions.
koontz1973 wrote:vaughn03, thanks for making an appearance here. It is finally good to meet the artist behind this great looking map.
koontz1973 wrote:Let me try to answer some of your points. Colours - the ones you have on the map blend too much with the colours of the army numbers on the site. Each numbers colour must be clearly visible. Here is a copy of them if you do not already have them. There are a number of ways to make them visible but the two most common ways are to have background colours that do not clash with any of them or if you do, then you can put a white circle under where they will go.
koontz1973 wrote:Fonts - This will be one hell of a sticking point. Trying to find a font that suits the map and is readable, also one that everyone likes will become a huge headache (sit back and tack some aspirin ). What I would suggest you do here is to find a normal font that is pleasant enough but not so heavy on the artistic merits. You have a huge amount of space down the left and right of te map so all of the text will fit. It is up to you to move the text or even try to cut some of it out if you can.
koontz1973 wrote:Size - Why you have not been given permission to go larger,
koontz1973 wrote:is not mine but I believe that you have a map that does not warrant it. You have managed to get the size down to 840 (height) by 840 (width). This alone proves that you have a map that can be made smaller. Losing another 40 pixels of the width should be easy enough. If it becomes a problem along the way, I am sure something will get done. But please, you need to get the map down to 840 by 800 for now.
koontz1973 wrote:Gameplay - As long as you are in the foundry, and even after sometimes, game play can and will change. What you have now may not resemble what you have at the end. Be prepared to make changes. As for what you can add, if it can be done with the current xml, you can do it, but I am sure you will find at least one map with it on. koontz
koontz1973 wrote:Guys, a generic font is not what I said, you can use whatever font you want, but it has to be readable. You current fonts are not that readable and you will have people saying that they cannot read them. Another rule of thumb is to limit the fonts to three + title. And when it comes to doing the small map, the fonts will be smaller still.
Here is what I would suggest you do... You text layer, turn of and put a more generic font on for now in one size only. You can then colour each of the fonts for each type of bonus. This will then become easier when you get into the game play part of the foundry for everyone to easily understand the map. The last thing you want is players coming into the thread and not understand the map. The previous page army of nobunaga made a mistake with the maps GP because of the text. That alone cannot happen.
Size wise - above my pay grade. You can send a PM to thenobodies and ask why.
Vic, not a problem, I know you are not being a jerk and I understand abut the first map babies. Mine is still in the beta stage and hated every single criticism. Now let vaughn out of your basement so he can see the sun.
koontz1973 wrote:That is a problem, if someone cannot understand the map by looking at it, it will not get the GP stamp. Please remember, not everyone can read English, even some English cannot read English.
koontz1973 wrote:Already married so I know how it feels.
Lets see the new draft at the correct size, then we can see where to go from there.
Last thing that has been mentioned before, your images, some are not free to use. How are you solving this problem or have you already solved it?
vaughn03 wrote:OK. This is size guy - 'thenobodies'? (I gotta know...) But I'm not real worried about the size here. I have a big monitor so I ALWAYS prefer a bigger map - which is why I want to talk to the MAP BOSS... I agree with Vic...
vaughn03 wrote:...that it's also better for this map because of so many elements but I can take this to 840 x800 no problem. It's Vic's worry.
vaughn03 wrote:I've always been concerned about number of fonts from a design perspective. Putting the map together I think it almost helps me - to keep things separate but we are past that now.
vaughn03 wrote:I will take a look and try to eliminate some. Thank you for suggestion - will try that as well. TOTALLY agree about Universities being unreadable.
vaughn03 wrote:Not sure we will keep Universities due to copyright issues. Vic? I could just use a generic symbol and then type out their names, yes? That might make the map cleaner anyways...
vaughn03 wrote:Elvis - I don't even know... I'll have to go back and look. Can we BUY USAGE? Some of this stuff is really cheap, I've got $20... Have other options here - really no big deal so long as I'm allowed to use an Elvis image. I can create if necessary - take me longer...
go back to your dungeon. Just kidding!vaughn03 wrote:From the basement...
vaughn03 wrote:See how big Isiahh's map is Vic? Mega. You should have called it Mega Mississippi...
army of nobunaga wrote:I just do not feel like Mississippi needs this much love.
When is someone going to do an Arkansas map? Thats something I would commission actually.
In regards to this map, still looking good, cant wait to see the updates.
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