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Re: RAIL ASIA [8.09.11] V6-P3 image adjustment

Postby danryan on Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:35 pm

Brilliant, cairns. I love your work and the rail series is excellent all around. Looking forward to this.
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Re: RAIL ASIA [8.09.11] V6-P3 image adjustment

Postby cairnswk on Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:36 pm

danryan wrote:Brilliant, cairns. I love your work and the rail series is excellent all around. Looking forward to this.

thanks for your support danryan :)
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Re: RAIL ASIA [8.09.11] V6-P3 image adjustment

Postby isaiah40 on Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:55 pm

cairnswk wrote:
isaiah40 wrote:You're welcome! Concerning your supersize application, I think you're going to need to go supersize with the large as well to make it noticeably larger than the small.

Yes. i have worked out for the large 909W x 800H - which makes it 15% larger.


Not a problem then.

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Re: RAIL ASIA [8.09.11] V6-P4 image adjustment

Postby cairnswk on Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:06 pm

Thanks isaiah40, i can now proceed along those grounds. :)
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Re: RAIL ASIA 10.09.11] V6-P5 image new size

Postby cairnswk on Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:23 pm

This is the adjusted small size map Version 6 still.
1. the image has been stretched to flesh out the island nations so that the links should be clearer between each station.
2. Proper people images are beginning to appear
3. the staircase is done properly
4. black glow given bonus rail line names ....don't know if this works to make them more legible
5. the Russian red has been changed to make the stations' texts more legible.

Would it possible for somebody to see of this ready for draft stamp please?

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Re: RAIL ASIA 10.09.11] V6-P5 image new size

Postby The Bison King on Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:10 pm

Yup, I'ma go ahead and STICKY this now! Looks good.
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Re: RAIL ASIA 10.09.11] V6-P5 image new size

Postby ender516 on Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:15 pm

I noticed an improvement in the Russian legend in Wednesday's post. Overall, I think the black glow is a good idea.

I presume the 3's denote starting neutrals. They would seem to do a good job of preventing bonuses on the drop for most of the small zones, namely, E, F, H, and M, but what about I? In fact, I is smaller than H. Perhaps you meant to put the 3 on TAF-I rather than TAF-H?
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Re: RAIL ASIA 10.09.11] V6-P5 image new size

Postby cairnswk on Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:35 pm

The Bison King wrote:Yup, I'ma go ahead and STICKY this now! Looks good.

Thanks The Bison King. :)

ender516 wrote:I noticed an improvement in the Russian legend in Wednesday's post. Overall, I think the black glow is a good idea.

ender516...thanks for the post. :)
I'd actually only changed the colour of Russian this morning, along with the balck glow, but thanks for noticing it.

I presume the 3's denote starting neutrals.
Yes

They would seem to do a good job of preventing bonuses on the drop for most of the small zones, namely, E, F, H, and M, but what about I? In fact, I is smaller than H. Perhaps you meant to put the 3 on TAF-I rather than TAF-H?

No, that's where it has been since V2/3...but i can add one to H if you wish and you think it will be better for gamplay, plus golden number issues. I'll add it to KHI-I - Karachi. Is that OK?
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Re: RAIL ASIA 10.09.11] V6-P5 image new size

Postby ender516 on Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:56 pm

cairnswk wrote:
The Bison King wrote:Yup, I'ma go ahead and STICKY this now! Looks good.

Thanks The Bison King. :)

ender516 wrote:I noticed an improvement in the Russian legend in Wednesday's post. Overall, I think the black glow is a good idea.

ender516...thanks for the post. :)
I'd actually only changed the colour of Russian this morning, along with the balck glow, but thanks for noticing it.

Well, to me, there is a definite difference in the image in Wednesday's post, and the one prior. No matter, it looks very good now.
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I presume the 3's denote starting neutrals.
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They would seem to do a good job of preventing bonuses on the drop for most of the small zones, namely, E, F, H, and M, but what about I? In fact, I is smaller than H. Perhaps you meant to put the 3 on TAF-I rather than TAF-H?

No, that's where it has been since V2/3...but i can add one to H if you wish and you think it will be better for gamplay, plus golden number issues. I'll add it to KHI-I - Karachi. Is that OK?


That looks like a good idea, but I'll admit I have not studied it in depth. I guess my question right now is, why, with 5 territories, does H need a neutral?
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Re: RAIL ASIA 10.09.11] V6-P5 image new size

Postby cairnswk on Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:26 pm

ender516 wrote:[...
That looks like a good idea, but I'll admit I have not studied it in depth. I guess my question right now is, why, with 5 territories, does H need a neutral?

Mmm. maybe a mistake in neutral placement, we can change that if you wish.

Also i want to place another station on the map, i want to include Kabul in Afghanistan, with a link to Islamabad.
Any thoughts, good or bad idea etc?
Reason: a line to assist the country with economic devlopment has long been touted, but this proposed link goes from Kabul to Dushanby but there isn't the room to do that here.
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Re: RAIL ASIA [10.09.11] V6-P5 image new size

Postby cairnswk on Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:40 am

Mmmm, everyone must be tied up in NY. :lol:
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Re: RAIL ASIA [10.09.11] V6-P5 image new size

Postby JaneAusten on Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:09 am

I would support making this as well. I've enjoyed playing your other rail maps and think this one might be the prettiest of the bunch. I look forward to playing it when it gets to beta. =)
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Re: RAIL ASIA [10.09.11] V6-P5 image new size

Postby cairnswk on Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:50 am

JaneAustin wrote:I would support making this as well. I've enjoyed playing your other rail maps and think this one might be the prettiest of the bunch. I look forward to playing it when it gets to beta. =)

Thanks JaneAustin for your support. Glad to hear you're looking forward to play this one. :)
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Re: RAIL ASIA [10.09.11] V6-P5 image new size

Postby isaiah40 on Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:52 am

This a graphic/gameplay clarity comment. Can you move that large Indonesian island
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over a couple pixels to the left so the attack route is a little clearer? When I looked at it, I had to look closer to really see the dots denoting the attack route. I hope this makes sense?
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Re: RAIL ASIA [10.09.11] V6-P5 image new size

Postby cairnswk on Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:36 pm

isaiah40 wrote:This a graphic/gameplay clarity comment. Can you move that large Indonesian island
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over a couple pixels to the left so the attack route is a little clearer? When I looked at it, I had to look closer to really see the dots denoting the attack route. I hope this makes sense?


Version 7
Thanks isaiah40...
1. Sumartra and the other islands have been moved...enough?
2. Kabul in Afghanisatan has been added with link to Islamabad

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Sorry i don't have time for more changes but exams tomorrow. :(

PS. i've just seen IH trawling about. I hope he returns well shortly. :)
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Re: RAIL ASIA [12.09.11] V7-P5 Indonesia move

Postby The Bison King on Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:45 am

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GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR EXAMS!!!!

may this stamp bring you luck.
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Re: RAIL ASIA [12.09.11] V7-P5 Indonesia move

Postby cairnswk on Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:25 pm

The Bison King wrote:Image

GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR EXAMS!!!!

may this stamp bring you luck.


thanks tbk...your stamp did bring luck...i got a credit for the exam, yes results were posted a mere 6 hours after doing the exam. i'm astonished with that speed from that process. :)
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Re: RAIL ASIA [12.09.11] V7-P5 Indonesia move

Postby cairnswk on Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:22 pm

^^^ It might have brought exam luck but also brought the flu.
I will post something later this week. :)
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Re: RAIL ASIA [12.09.11] V7-P5 Indonesia move

Postby TaCktiX on Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:16 am

Ver goot, we eagerly await.
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Re: RAIL ASIA [21.09.11] V8-P6 Changed gameplay

Postby cairnswk on Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:02 pm

Version 8

Changed:
1. reworked some rail lines
2. reworked the staircase
3. added large station doors
4. Dushanbe terminal has been moved and lines connecting to it.
5. The Stanz lines are changed

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Re: RAIL ASIA [21.09.11] V8-P6 Changed gameplay

Postby isaiah40 on Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:16 pm

Looking good!! Though I think it would be cool to have a couple of people on the stairs. 8-)
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Re: RAIL ASIA [21.09.11] V8-P6 Changed gameplay

Postby cairnswk on Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:37 pm

isaiah40 wrote:Looking good!! Though I think it would be cool to have a couple of people on the stairs. 8-)

OK thanks. are there any gameplay issues?
We are in gameplay mode ;)
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Re: RAIL ASIA [21.09.11] V8-P6 Changed gameplay

Postby Victor Sullivan on Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:56 pm

  • Bonus Areas:
    • Russian (A): +4 or +5
    • The Stanz (B): +4
    • Siberian (C): +4 √
    • Chinese (D): +10
    • Japanese (E): +2 √
    • Ottoman (F): +2 √
    • Arabian (G): +2
    • Iranian (H): +3
    • Pakistani (I): +3 √
    • Indian (J): +4
    • Southeast Asian (K): +5
    • Indonesian (L): +2 √
    • Philippino (M): +1
    • All Yerevan: +3 √
    • All Dushanbe: +4 √
    • (All of the above values are based on number of borders, number of territories, position, and expansion potential.)
  • Other:
    • I think the neutrals on TYO E, TAF H, KHI I, and CAI FG are unnecessary, as the drop percentage is still pretty low without them.
    • In your signature, you seem to point that this map is post-1999, yet one of the rails is named after the Ottoman Empire? Is it still called that today?
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Re: RAIL ASIA [21.09.11] V8-P6 Changed gameplay

Postby cairnswk on Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:54 pm

thanks Sully for that input.
Do you think the connections are solid for gameplay or could they be made better?

The map is set anytime in the future, so for providence sake i have said 2050.
For instance
1. technically Cairo is in Africa - should that be changed to Port Said?
2. should there be a see route from MNL to HCM
3. should AKY join to VOG with same station type as AST
4. is China too large - should it be broken into eastern and westrn china for smaller bonuses.
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Re: RAIL ASIA [21.09.11] V8-P6 Changed gameplay

Postby Victor Sullivan on Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:51 pm

cairnswk wrote:thanks Sully for that input.
Do you think the connections are solid for gameplay or could they be made better?

The map is set anytime in the future, so for providence sake i have said 2050.
For instance
1. technically Cairo is in Africa - should that be changed to Port Said?
2. should there be a see route from MNL to HCM
3. should AKY join to VOG with same station type as AST
4. is China too large - should it be broken into eastern and westrn china for smaller bonuses.

Okay.

1. Sure, that sounds good.
2. Nah, I don't think it's necessary, and I think it would just look weird and "out of line" (pun intended).
3. No, I think A and B are already reasonably hard to hold.
4. No, I don't think so, I like the diversity it adds bonus value-wise. But, if you break apart KUN and ULB into 2 territories, it would make the bonus much more possible to achieve.

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