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Re: Zodiac Map(v6.2 on First post and page9)

Postby rsacheli on Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:13 pm

i do admit the circles need to be a bit brighter, so I will change that, and possibly add more into the background so that it doesnt look quite so void.

anything that yall see should be changed?
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Re: Zodiac Map(v6.2 on First post and page9)

Postby MrBenn on Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:45 pm

[moved] back into the Foundry.

If I remember correctly, this was an Advanced Draft?
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Re: Zodiac Map(v6.2 on First post and page9)

Postby rsacheli on Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:17 pm

That is correct.
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Re: Zodiac Map(v6.2 on First post and page9)

Postby rsacheli on Sat Jan 31, 2009 5:29 pm

besides brightening the circles and making the background less void, what else should i do?
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Re: Zodiac Map(v6.2 on First post and page9)

Postby oaktown on Sat Jan 31, 2009 11:39 pm

i never get very excited about space maps - for me it's 'seen one you've seen them all' - but i grant that this is one of the better efforts in the Drafting Room right now. This map actually gives the sense that it could be playable as-is, but I have some questions (which may have already been dealt with in this thread - if so my apologies).

First, is the black hole really necessary? Forgive my ignorance of all things astronomical, but it seems to me that if you were to map out all of the stars in the Zodiac and then put them together on a plane (which they aren't) the thing in the center would be the earth. We are the observers of these celestial images, which wouldn't look the same from any other point in the universe. You've taken the observer out of the equation and replaced it with something that just seems gimmicky.

Next, you've got a problem in Gemini... #6 borders #12 via the attack route, which crosses another attack route. Does #5 border #6? Does #10 border #12? Visually they do.

Finally, this map has taken the artistry out of the zodiac. The constellations are things of the imagination - scorpio isn't just a collection of stars, it is deadly a Scorpion ready to strike. And the mythological sagittarius is a magnificent man-beast creature with bow and arrow at the ready. I'd love to see something of the zodiac actually make it into a Zodiac Map.

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Re: Zodiac Map(v6.2 on First post and page9)

Postby rsacheli on Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:01 pm

I chose the black hole as a center point because it connects to almost everything... and if I had made it the earth or the sun, it wouldnt make sense that it would have a decay or any negative effect for holding it... I do agree that it doesnt really have any significance based on the observer Point of View...

as for the connections in Gemini...
I chose not to connect 5 to 6, and rather have them connected to 10 and 12 respectively to give a slightly less direct attack route... There is absolutely not a connection between 10 and 12 due to 11 being directly between them... I will be willing to add a connection between 5 and 6 but in doing so I would have to remove the crossing connections...

I have been playing with the idea of creating some sort of image based on each sign's significance, however I am not that talented and do not want to violate any copyrights by using images found online... if someone is willing to create 12 images that would fit onto this map I would be more than willing to incorporate them...

Thank you for your input! I am hoping that with less and less input means that I am getting closer and closer to finalizing the graphics...

I will try to have another update within the next 2 weeks, in accordance with my notes in my previous post, and any further input i recieve...

Are the attack routes visiable enough? i can brighten them a bit or make them slightly thicker...
Also I noticed that the black hole description is once again a bit hard to read...


*UPDATES TO BE MADE*
brightening the circles
make the background slightly less void
lighten background behind blackhole explination
attack route lines??
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Re: Zodiac Map(v6.2 on First post and page9)

Postby Joodoo on Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:41 am

those are some big region bonuses...
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Re: Zodiac Map circles

Postby Nzen on Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:42 am

Before you make the circles brighter, why not test the 88s in the standard colors on the map? People may think them dark now, but if the troops cover them, it may not be so noticable.
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Re: Zodiac Map(v6.2 on First post and page9)

Postby startiger on Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:55 pm

This looks great! cant wait to try it out. =D>
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Re: Zodiac Map(v6.2 on First post and page9)

Postby rsacheli on Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:19 pm

I am having issues with my host site... I am working on getting the issue resolved so that I can upload the next update(s)
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Re: Zodiac Map(v6.2 on First post and page9)

Postby MrBenn on Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:59 pm

rsacheli wrote:I am having issues with my host site... I am working on getting the issue resolved so that I can upload the next update(s)

Sign up for a photobucket account... www.photobucket.com
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Re: Zodiac Map(v6.2 on First post and page9)

Postby rsacheli on Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:11 am

MrBenn wrote:
rsacheli wrote:I am having issues with my host site... I am working on getting the issue resolved so that I can upload the next update(s)

Sign up for a photobucket account... http://www.photobucket.com


I have one, however I have been using a privately hosted site so that I can bring what I need to upload to work and be able to post updates here. Photobucket is a blocked site.
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Re: Zodiac Map(v6.2 on First post and page9)

Postby yeti_c on Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:20 pm

www.fileden.com

Works best for me...

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Re: Zodiac Map(v6.2 on First post and page9)

Postby rsacheli on Fri Mar 06, 2009 5:23 pm

yeti_c wrote:http://www.fileden.com

Works best for me...

C.


thanks for the idea, tho it too is blocked...
turns out the private site i was using is no longer valid, so I will have to find something else anyways... I will continue to look for something that isnt blocked at work so that I can upload from here...



**EDIT** is anyone familiar with http://www.synthasite.com ? they say they are free and it is the only site i have found that i can access from work...
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Re: Zodiac Map(v6.2 on First post and page9)

Postby killerpit4e on Sun Mar 08, 2009 11:37 pm

rsacheli wrote:
yeti_c wrote:http://www.fileden.com

Works best for me...

C.


thanks for the idea, tho it too is blocked...
turns out the private site i was using is no longer valid, so I will have to find something else anyways... I will continue to look for something that isnt blocked at work so that I can upload from here...

how u been

**EDIT** is anyone familiar with http://www.synthasite.com ? they say they are free and it is the only site i have found that i can access from work...
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Re: Zodiac Map(v6.2 on First post and page9)

Postby rsacheli on Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:29 pm

killerpit4e wrote:
rsacheli wrote:
yeti_c wrote:http://www.fileden.com

Works best for me...

C.


thanks for the idea, tho it too is blocked...
turns out the private site i was using is no longer valid, so I will have to find something else anyways... I will continue to look for something that isnt blocked at work so that I can upload from here...

how u been

**EDIT** is anyone familiar with http://www.synthasite.com ? they say they are free and it is the only site i have found that i can access from work...



It took me a while to find what you wrote in there... HAHA

anywho, i have 3 fractured vertebrae and possibly a degenerative disc disease, which is making life very painful... But life goes on...



If www.synthasite.com is a legit site, look forward to another update in the next week or two...
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Re: Zodiac Map(v6.2 on First post and page9)

Postby killerpit4e on Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:33 pm

how u been rs and that site is indeed vaild
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Re: Zodiac Map(v6.2 on First post and page9)

Postby rsacheli on Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:20 pm

Well I was informed today that I may have scheuermann's disease... And my unit is playin games with me... I'm bout ready to start snappin necks...
Besides that I'm good... I'm alive and still able to walk... Having 3 fractured vertebrae, that's saying a lot!
I'm currently working 15-19 hours a day... 7 days a week...

How bout u?
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Re: Zodiac Map(v6.2 on First post and page9)

Postby Lobster Crush on Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:45 pm

rsacheli wrote:I have been playing with the idea of creating some sort of image based on each sign's significance, however I am not that talented and do not want to violate any copyrights by using images found online... if someone is willing to create 12 images that would fit onto this map I would be more than willing to incorporate them...


I'm sure you can find some great zodiac images that the copyright has expired on. I'd prefer to see some imagery from before the 20th Century anyway...

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Re: Zodiac Map(v6.2 on First post and page9)

Postby rsacheli on Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:52 pm

I have set up an account with synthasite...
it will just take me a bit so that I can get all my images onto a disc so i can upload them from work...
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Re: Zodiac Map(v6.2 on First post and page9)

Postby rsacheli on Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:46 pm

this is proving more and more difficult...
I will try again next week as I will most likely be out of the office this week..
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Re: Zodiac Map(v6.2 on First post and page9)

Postby MrBenn on Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:14 am

Until you manage to get the image uploaded, I'll move the thread into the recycling bin.

Once you've got it up, then drop me (or one of the other CAs) a PM and we'll get you back into the drafting room.

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Re: Zodiac Map(v6.3 on First post and page10)

Postby rsacheli on Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:28 pm

V6.3 - YAY FOR NEW UPDATE!
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Re: Zodiac Map(v6.3 on First post and page10)

Postby AndyDufresne on Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:58 pm

Moved back to the Drafting Room. :)


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Re: Zodiac Map(v6.3 on First post and page10)

Postby samuelc812 on Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:34 am

AndyDufresne wrote:Moved back to the Drafting Room. :)


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From memory this was an Advanced Draft ;)
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