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Re: Eurasia [Map Pack]

Postby chapcrap on Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:16 pm

Butters1919 wrote:I thought these were to be binned?

First of all, you phrase your questions funny...

Second of all, :-$

BETA please.
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Re: Eurasia [Map Pack]

Postby The Bison King on Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:33 pm

Beta time
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Re: Eurasia [Map Pack]

Postby natty dread on Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:23 pm

Patience, guys

it will get there when it will
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Re: Eurasia [Map Pack]

Postby ConquerEverythin on Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:30 pm

Great Map!
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Re: Eurasia [Map Pack]

Postby AndyDufresne on Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:31 pm

This could definitely use a stamp and off to BETA.


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Re: Eurasia [Map Pack]

Postby thenobodies80 on Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:57 am

          Beta - Quenching

---The Final Forge period has concluded for the Eurasia Map Pack. All objections have had their time. The Foundry and I hereby brand these maps with the Foundry Beta Brand. Let it be known that these maps are now ready for BETA Play. After an extended period of time in BETA and once all quirks and issues have been resolved, the maps will be put into Full Play (barring any Lack vetoes).

Conquer Club, enjoy!

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Re: Eurasia [Map Pack]

Postby Pirlo on Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:07 am

when is that? I wanna play!
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Re: Eurasia [Map Pack]

Postby Gilligan on Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:08 am

Awwww yeah!! =D> =D> =D>
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Re: Eurasia [Map Pack]

Postby AndyDufresne on Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:38 am

Look forward to these!

Great work on 'em.


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Re: Eurasia [Map Pack]

Postby The Bison King on Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:50 am

preemptive IN
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Re: Eurasia [Map Pack]

Postby chapcrap on Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:17 am

Dibs on the first game. :)
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Re: Eurasia [Map Pack]

Postby Baron Von PWN on Wed May 02, 2012 5:05 am

I would also like an invite to the first game!
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Re: Eurasia [Map Pack]

Postby Gilligan on Wed May 02, 2012 6:03 pm

Eurasia has got to be THE most beautiful map on the site.

Congrats natty, this was a job extremely well done. =D> =D>
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Re: Eurasia [Map Pack]

Postby grifftron on Thu May 03, 2012 2:25 am

2 more great maps racked up on nattys wall. good job natty, and thanks for the all the fun maps and making this site enjoyable.
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Re: Eurasia [Map Pack]

Postby Pirlo on Thu May 03, 2012 3:43 am

Thank you Natty.. you are my sweetheart <3
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Re: Eurasia [Map Pack]

Postby natty dread on Thu May 03, 2012 6:33 am

I'm too lazy to send invites or remember who all wanted to get in a game, so here's an 8-player game, first come first served.

Password eurasia

Game 11045339

If necessary I'll create another one.
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Re: Eurasia [Map Pack]

Postby Baron Von PWN on Thu May 03, 2012 8:17 am

Central Europe bonus isn't being awarded.
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Re: Eurasia [Map Pack]

Postby natty dread on Thu May 03, 2012 8:23 am

Are you holding Italy?
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Re: Eurasia [Map Pack]

Postby AndyDufresne on Thu May 03, 2012 8:46 am

Nice to see these up for BETA, I've got a Mini game going.


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Re: Eurasia [Map Pack]

Postby Uncle Death on Thu May 03, 2012 2:35 pm

Don't play the big map with trench and 2 players. First player to go will win. It's a great map and I'll be playing many more without trench.
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Re: Eurasia [Map Pack]

Postby natty dread on Thu May 03, 2012 2:42 pm

Uncle Death wrote:Don't play the big map with trench and 2 players. First player to go will win.


Why is that? Are you sure you didn't just have bad luck (or good luck, if it was you who won)? Not that I don't believe you or anything, I'm just curious about why that would be.

On a side note, this is exactly why I think it'd be better for lackattack to concentrate more on new XML features rather than new game options - every new game option brings more things for mapmakers to take in consideration, and soon it's going to be pretty much impossible to make an interesting and original map that is also balanced on all game types. So I for one am going to just ignore these novelty game modes like nuclear and trench, if my map works on them good, if not, I won't lose sleep over it.
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Re: Eurasia [Map Pack]

Postby AndyDufresne on Thu May 03, 2012 2:48 pm

I'll try a game on the Big Eurasia soon, but I will say from the public support and enthusiasm, Trench doesn't seem to be a novelty! :) However, XML updates can definitely enhance game experiences in ways that a site-wide feature cannot.


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Re: Eurasia [Map Pack]

Postby Pirlo on Thu May 03, 2012 2:51 pm

natty dread wrote:
Uncle Death wrote:Don't play the big map with trench and 2 players. First player to go will win.


Why is that? Are you sure you didn't just have bad luck (or good luck, if it was you who won)? Not that I don't believe you or anything, I'm just curious about why that would be.

On a side note, this is exactly why I think it'd be better for lackattack to concentrate more on new XML features rather than new game options - every new game option brings more things for mapmakers to take in consideration, and soon it's going to be pretty much impossible to make an interesting and original map that is also balanced on all game types. So I for one am going to just ignore these novelty game modes like nuclear and trench, if my map works on them good, if not, I won't lose sleep over it.


Can you briefly explain what XML exactly mean? Just asking, and pardon my ignorance!

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Re: Eurasia [Map Pack]

Postby AndyDufresne on Thu May 03, 2012 2:55 pm

Pirlo wrote:
Can you briefly explain what XML exactly mean? Just asking, and pardon my ignorance!

Thanks


This guide for writing XML might be helpful to peruse: viewtopic.php?f=649&t=23382

XML is made up of tags. Tags let the game engine know which information means what. Tags are surrounded with <angled brackets> and come in pairs – one for <opening> and one for </closing>...


XML allows for specifying bonus zones, or bombardments, or decay regions or killer neutrals, all those types of map elements!


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Re: Eurasia [Map Pack]

Postby Pirlo on Thu May 03, 2012 3:00 pm

Thanks
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