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Re: Quad Cities Map

Postby Victor Sullivan on Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:51 pm

ironsij0287 wrote:The map with Sullivan's recommended bonus revisions.

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\:D/ Looks great!

EDIT: Quoted irons so the image could be at the top of this page.
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Re: Quad Cities Map

Postby Evil DIMwit on Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:37 pm

Please keep the latest version of the map on the first page of the topic, along with any gameplay information like territory counts, neutral values, and so on.
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Re: Quad Cities Map

Postby ironsij0287 on Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:34 pm

Evil DIMwit wrote:Please keep the latest version of the map on the first page of the topic, along with any gameplay information like territory counts, neutral values, and so on.


No problem.
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Re: Quad Cities Map

Postby ironsij0287 on Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:48 am

So, anything else? I'm good as it stands right now as far as gameplay unless someone has any more input.
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Re: Quad Cities Map

Postby Evil DIMwit on Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:05 pm

Actually, I think this is pretty good. Rock Island might be a little bit overpowered, but on a map this big that might not be relevant. 70 is a good number of territories, and I don't see any other major problem points. If no one else raises an issue, I'll promote this.
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Re: Quad Cities Map

Postby Evil DIMwit on Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:18 am

No comments? Good. Looks like a promotion here.

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Re: Quad Cities Map

Postby Victor Sullivan on Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:47 am

\:D/ Very nice.
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Re: Quad Cities Map

Postby ironsij0287 on Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:15 am

Onto Graphics. I would imagine there'll be some comments/suggestions here.
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Re: Quad Cities Map

Postby Victor Sullivan on Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:19 pm

My only quibble is the boxes that have the names of the bonus areas are just not quick-reference friendly, nor does it look aesthetically splendid. Honestly, I'm not really sure what a good alternative would be, though.
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Re: Quad Cities Map

Postby ironsij0287 on Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:41 pm

Victor Sullivan wrote:My only quibble is the boxes that have the names of the bonus areas are just not quick-reference friendly, nor does it look aesthetically splendid. Honestly, I'm not really sure what a good alternative would be, though.


Yeah. But I do at least have the bonus numbers on the small map to accompany them.
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Re: Quad Cities Map

Postby ironsij0287 on Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:43 pm

Would troop number circles or whatever you call them be a good idea? I'm thinking in some of the regions it might help a little.
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Re: Quad Cities Map

Postby MrBenn on Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:53 pm

This is a very good-looking map - it's good to see somebody with a good attitude too ;-)

I'll have a more in-depth look later, and have some thoughts about how to take it from good to great ;-)
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Re: Quad Cities Map

Postby AndyDufresne on Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:06 pm

For the graphics, where do you want to see this map go, ironsij? Is your intent to develop it more into what looks like a tabletop foldable map? A brochure map for the area? Or something with that sort of theme? (Indian Empire, High Seas, Route 66, etc) Or more a simply crafted map with minimal aesthetics (Australia, Charelston, Greenland, etc).


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Re: Quad Cities Map

Postby ironsij0287 on Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:40 pm

Probably the latter with minimal aesthetics. I used up so much space with the territories and labels that trying to add any additional effects to the map in my opinion would really muddy it up.
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Re: Quad Cities Map

Postby thenobodies80 on Tue Jan 04, 2011 2:43 pm

You could try to add a sort of image to your background, maybe something related with the zone the map shows or just a texture instead of using that green background because your map looks like it's floating on a strange green substance.
You could also work a bit on river, the water can be improved a bit to look a bit less flat (charleston map is a good example) and the river edges should have softer changes of directions, less "angular".
Did you try to draw thinner creek where they start?
A question, probably a stupid one since the first time i read your map title i thought about one of this :oops: , but because there's that empty space between the Mississippi, Big Island and Turkey Hollow?
Isn't rivers and creeks redundant? I think that something like rivers are only passable by bridge is enough. or not? :-k
Your signature is hard to read imo.
Swap the position of armies and name in Campbell.
I tested the map on vischeck, the colors look fine and your good minimap is a nice addition.

Could you please post a version with yellow and orange 888 on the zones with the same colors? I don't think there will be problems since numbers have a black outline, but just to be sure... O:)

On the whole it's a nice map, you're on the right way!

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