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Re: I have an opinion on this

Postby Solus on Tue Jun 19, 2007 7:03 am

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Solus wrote:Map design aside I don't like the overly bright colors of this map I like the purple near the south but... well tone it down. Other than that I'd have to say I'd get confused if it were small and I couldn't read the text so I think turning it on it's side would be a great idea to save space. :idea:


Get a new avatar! That's twice now I've looked and thought you were AK Iceman. Other than that, I agree with everything you have said about the map.


My bad... How's this one I just sorta like the other one didn't realize I had it on the same site as someone else.
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Re: I have an opinion on this

Postby RobinJ on Tue Jun 19, 2007 7:27 am

Solus wrote:
RobinJ wrote:
Solus wrote:Map design aside I don't like the overly bright colors of this map I like the purple near the south but... well tone it down. Other than that I'd have to say I'd get confused if it were small and I couldn't read the text so I think turning it on it's side would be a great idea to save space. :idea:


Get a new avatar! That's twice now I've looked and thought you were AK Iceman. Other than that, I agree with everything you have said about the map.


My bad... How's this one I just sorta like the other one didn't realize I had it on the same site as someone else.


Brilliant! :lol:
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Re: I have an opinion on this

Postby Solus on Tue Jun 19, 2007 7:50 am

RobinJ wrote:
Solus wrote:
RobinJ wrote:
Solus wrote:Map design aside I don't like the overly bright colors of this map I like the purple near the south but... well tone it down. Other than that I'd have to say I'd get confused if it were small and I couldn't read the text so I think turning it on it's side would be a great idea to save space. :idea:


Get a new avatar! That's twice now I've looked and thought you were AK Iceman. Other than that, I agree with everything you have said about the map.


My bad... How's this one I just sorta like the other one didn't realize I had it on the same site as someone else.


Brilliant! :lol:


Why thank you! :3
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Postby edbeard on Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:31 am

hey you two, please keep this thread on topic.

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changed the river style and added the gap cairnswk talked about. made a few other changes but I don't what they were
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Postby Gilligan on Wed Jun 20, 2007 9:32 am

Hey Ed did you see the other SA thread?
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Postby edbeard on Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:24 pm

did you notice it had no posts since January until some joker decided to bump it?



nice to see all this great feedback
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Postby thegeneralpublic on Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:31 pm

Just a note: with the placement of "Boa Vista" and the river, it almost looks like that one small section of it is a completely different country. Not a major issue, just a visual one.

EDIT: Nvm. It's gone with that update up a few posts. My bad.
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Postby Coleman on Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:39 pm

Hey Edbeard, can I steal your mountains and rivers textures/images for New World. I'll probably replace them with my own later, but for placeholders until I get less lazy?

EDIT: Also, I like the map as it is now.
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Postby edbeard on Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:47 pm

yea go for it coleman
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Postby Coleman on Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:48 pm

edbeard wrote:yea go for it coleman

Thanks a ton. I'm anxious to see what the more critical members of the foundry have to say when they notice this. Hopefully they ask for things you can do.
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Postby Solus on Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:49 pm

I like it but I still say the colors need to be toned down a little. (It hurts my eyes a little if I stare too long) :oops:
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Postby thegeneralpublic on Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:53 pm

Rather than make a jumpy path between those pink and green countries you could just stop the mountains a little bit sooner.
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Postby yeti_c on Wed Jun 20, 2007 2:52 pm

thegeneralpublic wrote:Rather than make a jumpy path between those pink and green countries you could just stop the mountains a little bit sooner.


I think that's a 1 way path actually? (Or a Pass perhaps!)

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Postby edbeard on Wed Jun 20, 2007 2:59 pm

no it's 2-way

he's right. an opening like la paz - lima would work better
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Postby yeti_c on Wed Jun 20, 2007 3:21 pm

edbeard wrote:no it's 2-way

he's right. an opening like la paz - lima would work better


Ah I see - the sea route... not a mountain thingy then.

BTW - your upload server is well slow (Or your image is massive!)

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Postby edbeard on Thu Jun 21, 2007 4:15 pm

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I think the only change I made was getting rid of the water path in the north changing it to the mountain opening.


About the colours, they are fine as they are. Too many maps on this site have drab or toned down colours. We need more bright maps and I want this to be one of them. It is especially fitting when you consider that the equator passes through this region.
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Postby edbeard on Fri Jun 22, 2007 1:47 am

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moved a few borders to make text and circles fit better and just generally cleaned things up
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Postby AK_iceman on Fri Jun 22, 2007 3:25 am

Sorry to say, but those colors are WAY too bright. Especially the green and yellow.
I know I could just adjust the settings on my monitor, but I don't want to do that every time I have to take a turn. I would probably never play this map with these colors, and I'm sure others agree.

Just something to think about, other than that it looks good for just starting!
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Postby reverend_kyle on Fri Jun 22, 2007 3:32 am

have you thought about applying a texture...

also I agree too bright of colors.
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Postby edbeard on Fri Jun 22, 2007 3:49 am

don't need textures. also, you guys are crazy. here you go. if that's still too bright, I don't know what to say


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Postby reverend_kyle on Fri Jun 22, 2007 4:05 am

I think textures would help quite a bit, also I really don't like the yellow, if there was another color you could use it would be great.
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Postby gimil on Fri Jun 22, 2007 4:59 am

Apply a texture and at least tone down the sea. If teh sea is toned down it may calm teh map down enuff to allow teh other color to be bright.
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Postby Solus on Fri Jun 22, 2007 9:01 am

gimil wrote:Apply a texture and at least tone down the sea. If teh sea is toned down it may calm teh map down enuff to allow teh other color to be bright.


That might work.
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Postby edbeard on Sat Jun 23, 2007 3:46 pm

I'm not going to apply a texture on the land, because it goes against the style I want for this map. Note the style I used on Caribbean Islands, and you'll see they are very similar.

Furthermore, when I do apply a texture to the land, it makes everything look way too busy. The skinny nature of the map itself enhances this effect and it looks bad.

Regarding the colours, it's supposed to be a rainbow-like effect, so the yellow is not going to go away.

I'd like to see Andy's thoughts on the colours and maybe he has a suggestion that will help this. Like I said it's a "hot" area and I want "hot" colours. Too many maps on here are dark, gloomy, and drab in terms of colour.


edit: I guess posting the latest version would help. I did change the sea.

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Postby AndyDufresne on Sat Jun 23, 2007 7:42 pm

Hm, perhaps if instead of using glaring 'bright' colors, you used 'light and soft' colors... I.E. basically the same colors you have now but with a touch more paleness to them. That could tone down the overall bright-eye headache while still keeping the map relatively 'bright and colorful'.


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