grandin wrote:Great start, natty!
A couple of suggestions:
In my opinion, the map is way to dark. As porkenbeans said, the water needs to be contrasted from the land. I also think that the land areas should have a more 'natural' feel to the colors.
The color scheme combined with the style of the legend makes the whole thing feel like an old worn-down soviet military base.
Splitting Sweden into only two regions might work, but not where it is done at the moment. Ask a swede where the northern parts of sweden begin, and he might say anything from Gävle to Mora or Sundsvall, but not many would agree that it is as far north as you've drawn the line - and no one would agree that Sveg is in the south of Sweden.
drunkmonkey wrote:I'm filing a C&A report right now. Its nice because they have a drop-down for "jefjef".
Estonia isn't considered part of Europe. Denmark is barely but is also part of Scandanavia & Nordic countries. Iceland is Nordic.
AndyDufresne wrote:This map has a long way to go visually.
Mechanically, the game play we'll have to delve into...
I think you have to develope the map with a regional perspective, rather than basing the gameplay on cities, but it's just a personal thought.
The iceland inset could be placed a bit more on the left because i don't think you can use that unused space in the left corner.
Aland, it's not clear if it is a part of south finland or south sweden.
Not sure about the link between Tallin and Helsinki (both with a +1 autodeploy)
Bonuses (values with autodeploy):
* Denmark +1 (+2)
* Estonia +2 (+3)
* Iceland +1 (+2)
* N.Norway +3
* S.Norway +3 (+4)
* N.Sweden +4
* S.Sweden +4 (+5)
* N.Finland +4
* S.Finland +4 (+5)
natty_dread wrote:Any reason for this? This is a region of europe that not many people are familiar with. I thought that the cities would at least be somewhat more recognizable than some obscure regions that nobody knows, except the few people that live in that area...
natty_dread wrote:I don't want to touch the sea too much, because IMO it quite accurately represents the look of the baltic sea. The baltic sea is a very dark and sinister looking sea.
natty_dread wrote:Are these from the bonus calculator or your own estimate?
Why +1 on denmark when it has to defend 2 borders? Is it because it is the smallest "continent" with only 3 territories?
Also, how do you feel about the supercontinent bonuses? Where you get additional +1 for holding both norways or both finlands, and an additional +2 for holding both swedens?
danmark is a fair +2 but the +1 autodeploy on one border should make it too strong, specially in the early rounds...(i think )
soundman wrote:Flags don't seem to fit. You should pull Iceland down some so the space is even with the left side. I think I like 5a better...
whitestazn88 wrote:i feel like you can't have estonia w/o latvia & lithuania (maybe it's just a personal reason...)
and what about russia? doesn't it go just as far north as scandinavia?
just something to think about. i don't think it would really be a big issue if the title was kept or not.
Me wrote:I named the map Northern Europe because it sounds better than "The Nordic Countries and Estonia", ok?
natty_dread wrote:whitestazn88 wrote:i feel like you can't have estonia w/o latvia & lithuania (maybe it's just a personal reason...)
I included Estonia, because it's culturally very close to Finland. They're almost the same people, the language is almost the same... Latvia and Lithuania, not so much. Besides, that's where the legend isand what about russia? doesn't it go just as far north as scandinavia?
Yes, but Russia is not considered to be a part of Europe.just something to think about. i don't think it would really be a big issue if the title was kept or not.
Well yeah. Thanks for your interest though, and I have a feeling I'll get to explain the title quite a few times before this map is doneMe wrote:I named the map Northern Europe because it sounds better than "The Nordic Countries and Estonia", ok?
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