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Postby gavin_sidhu on Thu Feb 08, 2007 8:15 pm

wow this is nice and different to every other map we have. I think you put colours that are too alike too close to each other. The continent with Golden Gate Park in it should swap colours with the continent with San Pablo in it.
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Postby Jgood on Thu Feb 08, 2007 8:32 pm

Dude, this is nice! what no San Bruno though? what about the Airport? j/k
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Postby johloh on Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:31 pm

The continent with Golden Gate Park in it should swap colours with the continent with San Pablo in it.


good idea. i did similar colors next to eachother because there used to be bonuses for holding entire large areas, but now that thats gone...no reason to not move the colors around. ill work on that too.
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Postby kclborat on Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:38 pm

yellow's color doesnt match the key very well (for the continent)
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Postby johloh on Fri Feb 09, 2007 4:41 pm

Now that you've removed the Alameda ferry connection, how am I going to get to Giants games?

go watch the As or something. youre probably just bitter that we got Zito now...woot!
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Postby Wisse on Fri Feb 09, 2007 5:48 pm

oaktown wrote:i like it. Still having trouble with the water - it's so flat, it ruins the 3D landscape. There has to be some way of adding some perspective to the bay to give it the illusion of depth.

Location of the Fisherman's Wharf army circle could be confused for Pac Heights or Fin. Dist... not by anyone who's paying attention, but it's an easy fix and so probably worth moving up a bit..

Now that you've removed the Alameda ferry connection, how am I going to get to Giants games?


if you are using photoshop, can you try a drop shadow?
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Postby oaktown on Fri Feb 09, 2007 6:41 pm

johloh wrote:
Now that you've removed the Alameda ferry connection, how am I going to get to Giants games?

go watch the As or something. youre probably just bitter that we got Zito now...woot!


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Postby johloh on Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:07 pm

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-cleared pixel between protrero hill and hunters point
-changed continent colors around
-raised fishermans wharf text and army shadow
-darkened water so it doesnt stand out as much...

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Postby btownmeggy on Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:15 pm

The water on the previous version looked better to me. Regardless, I don't like this one. I don't like any of the fonts. They're very plain and unattractive, though I do appreciate the effort for legibility that most people disregard in early versions of maps.

Also, though I realize the impassable borders are somewhat thicker than the passable ones, they just aren't distinguished enough for easy viewing. Maybe make them a different color or a different texture or... I don't know.
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Postby Captain Crash on Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:20 pm

Not being from SF, the only 2 things I know about the place are the Golden Gate bridge and Alcatraz; neither of which are marked on the map. :shock:

Is it possible to include at least one of these as a marked feature?

Maybe the bridge could be a territory within the two regions it connects, such as happens with the space stations of the space map?
Control of access/movement is a significant strategic advantage of course.

I like the look and feel, i.e. colors, shades fonts etc.

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Postby johloh on Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:31 pm

Also, though I realize the impassable borders are somewhat thicker than the passable ones, they just aren't distinguished enough for easy viewing. Maybe make them a different color or a different texture or... I don't know.

there arent impassible borders, the thicker ones are just continent borders.
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Postby johloh on Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:33 pm

Not being from SF, the only 2 things I know about the place are the Golden Gate bridge and Alcatraz; neither of which are marked on the map. Shocked

had both at one point or another in the process. the golden gate bridge is between marin headlands and the presidio. i had it as a territory but didnt like it too much.

Alcatraz is the little red island next to the F in fishermans wharf, i could enlarge it and make it a territory, the idea has been thrown around...
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Postby btownmeggy on Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:43 pm

johloh wrote:
Also, though I realize the impassable borders are somewhat thicker than the passable ones, they just aren't distinguished enough for easy viewing. Maybe make them a different color or a different texture or... I don't know.

there arent impassible borders, the thicker ones are just continent borders.


Hmm, I didn't realize at all then.
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Postby Unit_2 on Sat Feb 17, 2007 12:12 am

i think this would be a GREAT1 map to play, it would be realy fun to play
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Postby johloh on Sat Feb 17, 2007 10:40 pm

im not getting a lot of feedback on this really...somebody blast me and tell me its terrible or something.

or atleast give me ideas of other things to update, i cant work on it because there is nothing else to change!
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