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Re: Transsib - v1 - on queue

Postby kristijan_mk on Thu May 06, 2010 5:18 pm

just a note.

There shouldn't be territory named Sverdlovsk. That name is for Yakov Sverdlov who was a Bolshevik leader and in 1913 he was probably in jail :)
Maybe it should be called Ural (couldn't find any info of that territory name during Russian Empire)
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Re: Transsib - v1 - on queue

Postby natty dread on Thu May 06, 2010 5:50 pm

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Re: Transsib - v1 - on queue

Postby The Bison King on Thu May 06, 2010 6:32 pm

I'm still working on the next version, but there will be impassables that can only be passed by train...


I noticed you did that on Orient express. I think that is a great idea. I think on of them should either be the Ob, or Lena rivers.

These will probably go:

Ulan Ude
Blagov. (forgot the full name)
Tayshet


I agree when I was looking at this earlier, I was thinking that there were too many stations around Baikal.

Any way, maybe it's just me but I'm not really fond of the rectangles for the station. I think you should do this in the same style as the orient express. Especially, if it ends up being a map pack.
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Re: Transsib - v1 - on queue

Postby army of nobunaga on Thu May 06, 2010 6:53 pm

i like this a LOT man.. but its going to be a WIDE open map unless you get some barriers in there. I dont mind a wide open map, but its a different type of play as in the regional bonuses usually are not worth squat because you cannot protect them.

I know in that central region to central south there are a lot of mountains you can add as barrier if you were inclined, the yellow river is a huge natural and real life barrier to regions, and the great wall thing again.

If you decide to go with this barrier limited version though, i still like it.
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Re: Transsib - v1 - on queue

Postby natty dread on Fri May 07, 2010 4:27 am

There will be impassables... as a spoiler I can name a few:

Ural mountains between western & central russia.

The great wall of china between Inner Mongolia and Gansu, Shanxi & Hebei.

Rivers... Ob & Lena are some I have considered.

There are also mountains in the east, which I'm considering.... I have to research them more though.

As for North Russia, I know a rail line goes into Yakutsk, but I have no idea when it was built nor where does it go there from. Small anachronisms don't matter since this is a CC map, not a history lesson, but I'd like to keep any really absurd things out (ie. putting in a rail line that was only built in the 1980:s or something like that). Either way I'd like to put at least one station there.

Also for Southern russia, I'm going to extend the Almaty line to Turkmenistan.
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Re: Transsib - v1 - on queue

Postby kristijan_mk on Fri May 07, 2010 5:58 am

natty_dread wrote:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sverdlovsk_Oblast


Of course i allready checked that :)
my point is that in 1913, there was no Sverdlovsk Oblast (it was created in 1934). I don't mind whatever is it called (it's your choice) but if you go for historic accuracy, then Sverdlovsk is wrong

and another nitpicking :)

Almaty is renamed in 1992. Before that it was known as Alma-ata. And even before that it was known as Verny (till 1922)

Russians obviously loved to change names of cities/provinces :)
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Re: Transsib - v1 - on queue

Postby natty dread on Fri May 07, 2010 6:10 am

Thanks for those nuggets of knowledge... I'll take it into consideration when I resume work on the map.
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Re: Transsib - v1 - on queue

Postby theBastard on Tue May 18, 2010 1:24 pm

natty, in Orient Expres topic you wrote that you can have date in map names (only in Orient Expres or every from this pack?). I must ask from what date/period is this map? because Mongolian part was build very later (after II. world war) as Russian and Chinese.
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Re: Transsib - v1 - on queue

Postby natty dread on Tue May 18, 2010 2:16 pm

This map is around 1913-1914 or so.

Anyway I don't mind slight (heh) anachronisms. The gameplay would be quite boring with only 1 railway...
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Re: Transsib - v1 - on queue

Postby Dako on Tue May 18, 2010 2:57 pm

As usual, I can help with proper Russian namings :-).
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Re: Transsib - v1 - on queue

Postby natty dread on Tue May 18, 2010 4:00 pm

Dako wrote:As usual, I can help with proper Russian namings :-).


Thank you, much appreciated. I'll try to remember to call you when I can start working on this again...
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Re: Transsib - v1 - on queue

Postby natty dread on Sat Sep 04, 2010 6:58 pm

this is where I am now

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impassables haven't yet been placed, title and station names missing, i'll try to finish it tomorrow.
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Re: Transsib - v3 - let's go again!

Postby The Bison King on Sat Sep 04, 2010 7:08 pm

I'm not sure how I feel about white as the background color. I do know how I feel about using squares for stations... that is to say I don't like them.

I kind of have a thought for how you might be able to do the background color in the playable area's. What if it resembled the actual geography? That is to say a slow gradient from white in the north to various greens and browns in the south. Just a thought, it could be cool.
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Re: Transsib - v3 - let's go again!

Postby natty dread on Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:52 pm

This is not meant to represent the final graphical form of the map. I'd like to get the gameplay in shape first.
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Re: Transsib - v3 - let's go again!

Postby Victor Sullivan on Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:58 pm

Ha! Good one.
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