VicFontaine wrote:The "Design Team" is so close to being done with it—it looks fantastic.
i don't want to be a party pooper but is this map really happening? i have no major interest in mississippi but i do have one on your start trek map. what i'm worried about is that on each map it's the same story. months after months you keep saying you're working and working and yet you don't have even a crude draft. nothing.
you're getting the hopes up for many people and you're building hype with words like "it looks fantastic" and yet nobody has seen anything in months.
if you say you're working on it just show us your work regardless of what stage it is.
there's nothing to lose if you do this. you have only advantages by posting here. if your draft looks bad or if it has flaws then people will promptly tell you what to change and how to change. there's no point in working for months on an image only to post it and get trashed as soon as you do and waste all that work.
I quit with the Star Trek map because I was told, while working on this map, that hand-drawn submissions were a waste of my time. I don't know graphic design on computers.
This one's coming. I'm not going to post it until we've gotten the graphics done. This isn't an issue of "tweaking" per se, but in making sure all the graphics needed for it to be a complete map are there.
As for "each map"...there's only been two prior. One was Hiroshima, which is (still) a great map. Unfortunately, it was vetoed. The other is Trek, and until I find someone willing to use GIMP or some other program for me, since I can't do it
, it's going no where. If you want to start the process, DIM, that's great. Send me a PM in my inbox and we can get to work on it. I can send you, today, my hand-drawn rough drafts and you can get started.
If anyone wants to see the MS Mag map AS IT CURRENTLY STANDS IN DEVELOPMENT, go here:http://s1154.photobucket.com/albums/p537/vicfontaine1/?action=view¤t=Draft.jpg
I'm not posting that image on the first posting of this thread, however, because we don't have all the necessary elements of the map even on the board yet, as I mentioned previously. Anywhere from 40-100 emails are sent each week between me (acting as Art Director, I guess) and the Designer. He's doing everything he can, as fast as he can, and is doing a fantastic job. Please be patient folks. The map will be worth it for its gameplay alone, much less its graphics.