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Postby rocksolid on Mon Jun 19, 2006 12:56 am

Admit it Jota, you like the top-down fountain only because the eye of providence is the one masonic symbol that would otherwise be missing...meeting on the level and parting on the square, you are.
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Postby Mr. K on Mon Jun 19, 2006 2:15 am

First off let me say that I really like how this map has come along. Well done!

I also would like to say I personally like the fountain you've been using.

One suggestion would be to change Liberal Arts to "Social Sciences" because I think that name would describe that group of buildings a lot better.
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Postby qeee1 on Mon Jun 19, 2006 8:18 am

I still like the horse... it's meant to be a map, and maps have pictures representing things that aren't top down views... However, I do think the fountain looks better now that the Quad has been changed, so I wouldn't mind using the fountain either. The cannon just looks poor.

Like the tank.
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Postby spiesr on Mon Jun 19, 2006 8:46 am

I vote fountian.
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Postby AndyDufresne on Mon Jun 19, 2006 2:25 pm

                  Final Forge


---The Conquer Club University Map has reached the ‘Final Forge’ Stage. I've revived this thread from the pits of the Foundry furnace and have examined the contents. Nearly every major concern has been addressed. If there are any other current concerns, please make your voice heard. There will be two days for you to post any objections; if no one has posted any protest after two days the map will be deemed finished with the 'Foundry Brand' of approval and will be submitted for live play. If after two days there is still discussion going on it may continue until said discussion has reached the conclusion that the map has reached its final and polished version.

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Postby Jota on Mon Jun 19, 2006 2:32 pm

Hmm. I think "Social Sciences" sounds too similar to "Science", personally... plus, the Science/Liberal Arts dichotomy is a cliche that I wanted to take advantage of, even if it's not dead-on exact.

It sounds like the current fountain is the most popular, so I'll stick with that. Are there any outstanding issues that I missed or forgot to address?
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Postby Evil Pope on Mon Jun 19, 2006 2:32 pm

The fountain looks the best, in my oppinion..
But, whats that thing you've added to the Parking Lot? I'd don't really like it..
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Postby AndyDufresne on Mon Jun 19, 2006 2:33 pm

Psst, looks to be a tank. ;)


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Postby reverend_kyle on Mon Jun 19, 2006 2:42 pm

I was going to ask if thats a tank.
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Postby Jota on Mon Jun 19, 2006 2:48 pm

Yup, that's a tank. With inconveniently effective camouflage ;)
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Postby AndyDufresne on Mon Jun 19, 2006 2:49 pm

---Perhaps you should look into a few other images of tanks for the parking lot at ClipArt. Or maybe consider something similar to this Air Plane.


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Postby Jota on Mon Jun 19, 2006 2:58 pm

Well, I could just drop the tank entirely if it's not working out.
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Postby AndyDufresne on Mon Jun 19, 2006 3:01 pm

---I like the idea, I think again you just need to find the right image for it. Maybe something not so dark. Or if you are really up for, try to draw your own! (Or look into taking an image and changing various levels and attributes of it to make it work).


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Postby Jota on Mon Jun 19, 2006 4:29 pm

Sounds like this calls for another vote:

Version A
Version B
Version C
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Postby Haydena on Mon Jun 19, 2006 4:36 pm

I like B the best... But C is interesting...

Sweet map Jota! As always...
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Postby mrdexter on Mon Jun 19, 2006 4:38 pm

C....
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Postby AndyDufresne on Mon Jun 19, 2006 4:39 pm

Well...

---I'd have to toss my vote out for a flip flop of Haydena's. C--->B--->A.

---I'm curious what if you add a little more military and war theme to the map? Maybe make the football a little bullet riddled and blackened from bombs...or perhaps a bomb near the chemistry facility....and the books? Maybe if possible look for more images to write 'The Art of War' on them, etc. Maybe a few throw pillows....landmines, you know...the works.


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Postby Jota on Mon Jun 19, 2006 5:09 pm

I think this map is hovering near the "Clutter Threshold", and adding "the works" would be quite likely to push it over the edge -- especially as one of my original goals was to have a map with a clean, simple visual style, and I'd really prefer not to stray too terribly far from that principle.
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Postby AndyDufresne on Mon Jun 19, 2006 5:12 pm

Well perhaps not more addittions...but simply make the existing images more CC like.


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Postby Jota on Mon Jun 19, 2006 8:03 pm

I dunno. I'm reading this, and it's making me want to go back and rename the football field to what it was. This isn't really the direction I want to go in here. The concept of the map is that it's supposed to be a normal university. Putting a plane in the parking lot and describing football as a "combat simulation" are just jokes added as an afterthought, not the theme.
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Postby rocksolid on Mon Jun 19, 2006 11:19 pm

C, or no plane or anything. Tank a cool idea but image not working.
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Postby qeee1 on Tue Jun 20, 2006 7:17 am

What Rock said.

Also no more clutter. Rename the football field if you want but leave the plane.
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Postby fluffybunnykins on Tue Jun 20, 2006 8:36 am

maybe leave the tank in (it's a nice subtle touch) but get rid of the other ornaments (ball, flasks, books). I think this one is god enough to look at with the decorations that are more part of the map (doors, stairs, fountain, etc.)
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Postby Machiavelli on Tue Jun 20, 2006 1:16 pm

They all look really good.

I like C the best too.
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Postby Jota on Tue Jun 20, 2006 7:47 pm

If anyone wants to compare, here's a version like what fluffy described.
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