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Postby ga7 on Wed Sep 19, 2007 3:00 am

Just wanted to say, great work. I love the gameplay on this map, it's becoming one of my favorites.
I think the color changes to make it a bit less confusing is a very good idea, if it's doable. In addition to Casper's list, maybe Crescent in yellow and Sunset Limited in orange also?
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Postby cairnswk on Wed Sep 19, 2007 3:12 am

ga7 wrote:Just wanted to say, great work. I love the gameplay on this map, it's becoming one of my favorites.
I think the color changes to make it a bit less confusing is a very good idea, if it's doable. In addition to Casper's list, maybe Crescent in yellow and Sunset Limited in orange also?


ga7...and casper...thanks for those comments....WM will be amking that decision if it happens. I am flexible on this issue. :)
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Postby hulmey on Wed Sep 19, 2007 6:18 am

i really like this map but its very confusing and i think the labelling could be done alot better....Maybe you could choose lettering and numbering....

I.e, Denver would be D1, D2,D3 and so on!!! It would require a small change but make it so easier to play
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Postby cairnswk on Wed Sep 19, 2007 6:38 am

hulmey wrote:i really like this map but its very confusing and i think the labelling could be done alot better....Maybe you could choose lettering and numbering....

I.e, Denver would be D1, D2,D3 and so on!!! It would require a small change but make it so easier to play


Sorry hulmey, changing that at this time will involve re-writting the xml completely which i am not prepared to do.

also, the same style of naming will apply on the rail europe map.

these are pretty standard three letter codes for all cities in the world.
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Postby hulmey on Wed Sep 19, 2007 6:58 am

Thats quite disappointing because they both are gonna end up on the bottom with ireland and the rest.

How they are presented at the moment it just downright confusing!!
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Postby cairnswk on Wed Sep 19, 2007 7:03 am

hulmey wrote:Thats quite disappointing because they both are gonna end up on the bottom with ireland and the rest.

How they are presented at the moment it just downright confusing!!


So far to my knowledge...you are the only one representing this viewpoint.
I thought a simple three letter code was very easy to grasp, and certainly different.
Maybe they will end up at the bottom of the heap, buy they are not here to compete with other maps, but to offer variations on style and gameplay, and i beleive they achieve that very well, just like the oil tap in pearl harbor does. :wink:

A bit off topic...are you ready to publish stats in our map movement this weekend?
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Postby hulmey on Fri Sep 21, 2007 4:03 am

yeah the code is very simple and effective but when you come to the station and there are 3 stations in 1 its very hard to tell which is which without looking at the legend and then its still really difficulty.

We got a saying in my profession and its also a fact : 96% of customer's dont complain they just go elsewhere!!
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Postby cairnswk on Fri Sep 21, 2007 4:26 am

hulmey wrote:yeah the code is very simple and effective but when you come to the station and there are 3 stations in 1 its very hard to tell which is which without looking at the legend and then its still really difficulty.

We got a saying in my profession and its also a fact : 96% of customer's dont complain they just go elsewhere!!


Not wanting to start another war here hulmey....So do you suggest that everything changes just because you can't understand something.
Why don't u take the learning curve!
As has been said before "you don't have to play a map if you don't like it."
Now, if you can rustle up at least 100 members who want the change made and they post in this thread, then i would be willing to listen, but i am not going to change things simply on your say so and perhaps what i consider to be your inability to cope with a certain concept.
You had a chance in the thread when this was being developed to have a very good say and put your case forward....just like you did with PH.
But i didn't see you around too much when the xml was being discussed.
And we have a saying in my profession that if you don't like the goods there's the door, there will be someone to replace you, simnply out of sheer curiosity.
I have said before Hulmey, i don't create these maps to win popularity contests.
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Postby superkarn on Fri Sep 21, 2007 9:53 am

I just played this map for the first time. Even though I didnt win, I enjoyed it. Very interesting. Thanks!

With that said, I played it with a friend who is colorblind. And he had a really hard time reading the legend because the service lines are color based. Maybe you can modify the map (no need to touch the xml) to clarify that up a bit?

Keep up the good work! :)
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Postby Coleman on Fri Sep 21, 2007 2:57 pm

When I shoved it through a colourblind filter using the kind of colourblindness that is most common (protan) I noticed that there seem to be 3 groups of difficulty. I'd call them blue, yellow, and brown, where all the roads in each group were hard to distinguish from others in the same group.

Not sure how you could help this. :?
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Postby xzmattzx on Mon Sep 24, 2007 11:28 am

If changes are going to be made, make sure to change "Sacremento" to "Sacramento", as I pointed out earlier.
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Bug report: Typo - TUS on Rail USA map

Postby chatbot on Mon Sep 24, 2007 12:00 pm

The rail USA map spelled the name of Tucson, AZ as "Tuscon." The name of the city is Tucson and it is pronounced "TOO-son."

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It won't bother me that much if the image doesn't get reworked, but I'd appreciate it if you could do a simple sed or find/replace to fix the XML. That way you won't see it in the drop-down lists.

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Postby casper on Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:26 am

Oh Rail USA. How I love you so.

That is all.
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