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Postby rocksolid on Mon Apr 17, 2006 2:29 am

Hey everybody,

Looking for comments on this map. It's a niche market here, but there's more than a few Montrealers on this site, so I figured at least a handful of people might get a kick out of it.

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There are no names on it right now...

Only have the small version right now, because I figured if there were any adjustments it'd be better to only have to do them once. The colours look a little scuzzy on photobucket, but thar ya go. I didn't put continent bonuses on yet, but here's a shot at it:

Ile Bizard (teal): 1
Suburbia (green): 4
West End (purple): 4
Transalpinia (yellow): 5
Ville-Marie (blue): 2, plus whoever has downtown gets 1, so 3
Bout-de-l'ile (red): 4
Laval (hot pink): 2
Longueuil (orange): 2

The parts with the little pictures are impassable, and the canal near the south of the city is only passable at the bridges. And the little guy in the sailboat is me.
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Postby supermarcol on Mon Apr 17, 2006 11:12 am

If you want to make it more interesting, you should consider including laval and the south shore, using the bridges as links. It would make a couple more continents. I thought about doing such a map before, it could work, but like the minnesota map it will probably only interest the people living there. But hey, it interests me :P . Read the discussions about the other maps to see pitfalls and give it a try.
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Postby Pedronicus on Mon Apr 17, 2006 2:39 pm

you want to make city maps out of decent cities.

Massive cities, like mexico city. tokyo, new york, London etc.

Hey, who remembers the london postcode map idea?
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Postby rocksolid on Mon Apr 17, 2006 2:41 pm

Thanks Marcol, I had been thinking about that, but I make a lot of jokes about my friends from Laval, so I hesitated...as you can see above, I've changed it to include Laval and Longueuil. That makes 47 territories right now, which I know won't be popular cause it's a prime...I also joined Jean-Drapeau to Downtown.

As for Pedronicus' comment, I'll leave anyone to take that one up in the Flame Wars forums... :P

And I'll concede London is a decent city when someone loves it enough to give it a map.
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Postby thegrimsleeper on Mon Apr 17, 2006 3:21 pm

Umm... not to get too far off-topic here, but are you really saying that London is a less-than-decent city??
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Postby rocksolid on Mon Apr 17, 2006 3:48 pm

No, I was just throwing a little flame back at Pedronicus. I'm sure it's lovely.
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Postby casper on Mon Apr 17, 2006 6:32 pm

are those maple leaves or marijuana leaves? :-D
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Postby rocksolid on Mon Apr 17, 2006 9:41 pm

Well, it is a map of Montreal... :lol:

That's Gimp's idea of maple leaves.
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Postby rocksolid on Wed Apr 19, 2006 12:53 am

All right, here it is with names and bonuses and stuff. This is the large version, which is just a scaled-up version of the small one. I didn't bother with little circles for the army amounts - I kind of prefer the Canada map where the numbers just sort of float there without their own little coffee stains.

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Postby quinnster9 on Wed Apr 19, 2006 1:20 am

what?? no ile perot???jk.. ya man.. map looks awesome to me... just touched up on my geography of montreal... i never knew where exactly some of those places are..... thanks for the lesson.. :)
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Postby lackattack on Wed Apr 19, 2006 12:10 pm

I have to say that I love this map. Of course, I'm a bit biased towards my hometown.
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Postby seraphesy on Wed Apr 19, 2006 12:59 pm

where the hell is BROSSARD!
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Postby Dread Wains on Wed Apr 19, 2006 1:14 pm

Mr. Solid,

I think that maybe you want to avoid having borders of countries that converge into a single point, such as Ste-Anne, Kirland, Baie d'Urfe, and Beaconsfield. It is not clear whether Beaconsfield can attack Ste-Anne or whether Kirkland can attack Baie d'Urfe.

I'm also thinking it would be more interesting to add some fictional bridges. St-Francois to Riviere-des-Prairies for example would make Laval more vulnerable. Or maybe St-Lambert to Nun's Island. In any case I don't think that Laval or Longeuil should be worth any more that 1 army apiece, given the filthy wastelands that they are.

Here's an idea for our revered CC Founder: allow maps to define certain "express lanes" that can transport troops between any two countries bordering such a lane, during a fortification. An example would be the Lachine Canal. For example, Lachine could send a barge of troops all the way Downtown in one move.

Overall, an excellent job, my boy. Thanks for putting Montréal on the map.
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Postby rocksolid on Wed Apr 19, 2006 4:12 pm

seraphesy wrote:where the hell is BROSSARD!


Exactly. :lol:

But seriously, I knew I would have to apologize to some Brossardians for this. The map I was using for this cuts off before Brossard, except for the southwesternmost tip of what's St-Lambert on this map should actually be Brossard. If the map were extended a little further south, then it could fit in there, but then I'd have all the Candiac and Ste-Catherine people on my case, and I don't want to mess with Guillaume Latendresse...
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Postby Hoff on Wed Apr 19, 2006 4:20 pm

I would suggest toning down the colors so they arnt so bright and distracting. and also adding some texture to make it more appealing and making the water more blue. Just some ideas on how to make it look more visually appealing.
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