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Postby reverend_kyle on Tue Jun 26, 2007 3:44 am

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this is the VERY VERY ROUGHLY the direction I'd like to see it go.

I could have made it look better for you if I had the psd.
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Postby MR. Nate on Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:43 am

edbeard wrote:the bolded text is for those who only scan words

:oops: sorry.

edbeard wrote:it only addresses visual issues not any gameplay talk
Fair enough. I think, if you keep the rivers, mountains & oceans from the unofficial version, you could keep the brighter colors from v.8.

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Postby edbeard on Tue Jun 26, 2007 6:20 pm

MR. Nate wrote: :oops: sorry.

Fair enough. I think, if you keep the rivers, mountains & oceans from the unofficial version, you could keep the brighter colors from v.8.

no worries man. you're just trying to help. I might try that if I get some time later
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Postby nyuklhed on Tue Jun 26, 2007 6:58 pm

i think the version which is the last post on page 4 looks awesome. the shading around the edges, gives it the brightness still, but with a smooth trasition. i like it a lot, keep it up
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Postby Solus on Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:17 pm

nyuklhed wrote:i think the version which is the last post on page 4 looks awesome. the shading around the edges, gives it the brightness still, but with a smooth trasition. i like it a lot, keep it up


couldn't agree more... it's beautiful man (hippie talk) =D>

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Postby thegeneralpublic on Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:05 pm

What is the flavor for the one-way attacks in the Andes, if any?
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Postby Unit_2 on Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:18 pm

wow, that is a nice map. about time someone made a map of S.America.
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Postby gimil on Wed Jun 27, 2007 3:50 am

rather than darkening teh color just put a good texture on top which will keep the colors bright but no to painful to the eyes
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Postby Optimus Prime on Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:26 pm

I am in love with the idea that someone is finally going to do a South America map. My personal favorite is the second to last version so far with the darker faded colors and shadows. I think that looks pretty sweet.
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Postby steveontrial on Fri Jun 29, 2007 8:10 pm

i love maps where countries are seperated by natural obstructions rather than political boundaries. props.
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Postby vjmx 247 on Sat Jun 30, 2007 3:50 am

i think you increase the amount of armies received for holding a continent
maybe increase every continent bonus by 1 army
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Postby RobinJ on Sat Jun 30, 2007 12:01 pm

nyuklhed wrote:i think the version which is the last post on page 4 looks awesome. the shading around the edges, gives it the brightness still, but with a smooth trasition. i like it a lot, keep it up


Exactly right. However, I think you have gone slightly too far the other way as it is too dark in some places. Nevertheless, your fade effect has worked wonders
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Postby snufkin on Sat Jun 30, 2007 1:01 pm

just another vote for the last version on page 4..

looking good
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Postby unriggable on Sat Jun 30, 2007 1:23 pm

I like the brightness, however it looks WAY too much like your carribean map.

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Looks alot like this:

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Postby Poxsocks on Sat Jun 30, 2007 1:24 pm

Looks pretty good to me :-)
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hmm...

Postby Solus on Thu Jul 19, 2007 11:20 am

Are the dotted lines like harbors or something? (just a question not saying its bad) :-k
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Re: hmm...

Postby edbeard on Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:20 pm

Solus wrote:Are the dotted lines like harbors or something? (just a question not saying its bad) :-k

they're just sea routes.


been busy so I haven't even touched the map in a while. If I remember correctly I was working on the rivers, where they become part of the ocean. And, I think I was having trouble getting something that looked good or blended well. Hopefully I'll get some time this week.
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Postby edbeard on Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:33 pm

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here's the latest of what I'm working on


Andy I think you asked about the location of continents. this is the only real setup out there. By that I mean that in terms of natural areas and their names, these vicinities are the only one's I've found. As for specific territories being part of those areas, well those are totally flexible.
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Postby thegeneralpublic on Thu Jul 19, 2007 9:47 pm

That river chunk in Campo Grande looks out of place...perhaps connect it to the nearby river (regardless of actual river placement) and add a bridge?
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Postby Optimus Prime on Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:41 pm

This is going to seem completely random and odd in this thread but not only do I really like the way this map looks, I am extremely eager for it to get quenched sometime in the future because it would fit perfectly into my Battle of the Americas Tournament plan.

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Postby Bad Speler on Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:46 pm

Somehow missed this thread for a while, sorry if anything im suggesting are repeats:

The sea routes and the outline looks very thick.

The army shadows are look a bit too white, i suggest making them more transparent.

Also, any chance of including the falkland islands?
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Postby cairnswk on Fri Jul 20, 2007 12:27 am

edbeard...i haven't seen this map for a while.
It's coming along very nicely...just a touch dark to look at but possibly not a problem. :D I don't know how the rest fo the forum feel?
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Postby Solus on Fri Jul 20, 2007 1:49 am

thegeneralpublic wrote:That river chunk in Campo Grande looks out of place...perhaps connect it to the nearby river (regardless of actual river placement) and add a bridge?


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Postby Gilligan on Sat Jul 21, 2007 7:22 pm

Why is Patagonia a +2 when you have 3 borders to defend?
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Postby edbeard on Sat Jul 21, 2007 7:40 pm

I've been contacted by Marvaddin, who you might know worked on a South America Map before. He's from the region so he's going to give me some advice about country names, and possibly about which territories should go in which continents. Obviously gameplay should be number one priority, but with his knowledge of the area, it would be a mistake to not see what he has to say.

One thing he mentioned specifically was the size of the Amazon. I know it's supposed to be bigger, and I have considered adding Bogota to it even before he contacted me, but I'll see exactly what he has to say about all this when he contacts me again.

As for a few things you've mentioned. I agree that the water routes are quite large, so I'm going to make them with smaller circles.

I like having the outside border of South America Larger than the internal borders. I just think it looks weird when they're all the same size. I will connect the middle river to the part in Cordoba.

I will be lessening the intensity of the army circles.

In my mind, the chances of me adding the Falklands is small. I just don't think it adds to the map and/or the map is detracted from without it. But, if it's something other people think is very important we'll figure something out.

As for the bonuses, here's how they come out with the forumla. Some might be slightly off since I did it all in my head.

South America

Highlands 3
5 3 3 3

Guianas 5.42
8 5 6 4

Plateau 4.25
6 4 5 4

Pampas 3.5
5 3 6 5

Patagonia 2.58
4 3 3 2

Amazon 4.33
6 4 6 4

Andes 5.58
8 5 7 4

I rounded where I thought it was necessary. I just didn't feel that for 4 territories with 3 borders and only 3 territories that can attack it, Patagonia was worth 3.
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