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Postby a-person1192 on Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:44 pm

i think it looks great.
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Postby RjBeals on Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:50 pm

AndyDufresne wrote: (And good job having an extremely well created first post with adequate information...especially loved the sketches/development. ;))


Just wanted to say thanks Andy. Tried to make it a little more personal for you foundry regulars. It takes a lot of time/work to research the major cities and geography of a foreign country. But It's really so much fun for me. I think I have more fun creating the maps than playing on them. I'm already a Björk / Sigur Rós fan - so I have to visit Iceland for sure, with this map on a T-Shirt!

I would have posted a draft sooner but I was trying to have the territ's worked out with the borders.

Here's my first draft working on the relief style of the landscape. (which is the image in my sig)

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Postby WidowMakers on Sun Jan 06, 2008 1:16 am

This looks awesome. Clean and simple while but very artistic. I just love the style of this map. I can't wait to see where this ends up.

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Postby AndyDufresne on Sun Jan 06, 2008 1:19 am

I like your ocean. You've always got a nice body (of water ;)).


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Postby jako on Sun Jan 06, 2008 2:12 am

great draft. this map will have lots of fans. i know im already a fan.
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Postby Coleman on Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:49 am

I don't like the sharp contrast between the natural looking green and mountains and those teal blobs.
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Postby Fieryo on Sun Jan 06, 2008 11:32 am

keep the glaciers. the circular nature of the territories it unique and i think it makes the map stand out a bit amongst the 70+ maps already available.
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Postby RjBeals on Sun Jan 06, 2008 3:27 pm

Coleman wrote:I don't like the sharp contrast between the natural looking green and mountains and those teal blobs.
yes, the glaciers may not fit how I envisioned them. They'll be worked on though.
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Postby Optimus Prime on Tue Jan 08, 2008 4:40 pm

I officially call dibs on the: In Honor of RjBeals Tournament when Dustbowl and Iceland are complete. If anyone else tries to do it I will hand down punishments.

My favorite maps are yours, RjBeals. By a landslide. :D
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Postby RjBeals on Tue Jan 08, 2008 4:54 pm

Optimus Prime wrote:I officially call dibs on the: In Honor of RjBeals Tournament when Dustbowl and Iceland are complete. If anyone else tries to do it I will hand down punishments.

My favorite maps are yours, RjBeals. By a landslide. :D


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Thanks prime.

I'll have an update soon - next day or two. I've been working, but not quite ready to post the image yet.
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Postby RjBeals on Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:32 pm

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Update (See first post for details so I don't have to retype)
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Postby RjBeals on Thu Jan 10, 2008 12:05 am

I see the southern region still has some missing borders where the old glacier was... will be fixed.
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Postby benny profane on Thu Jan 10, 2008 12:54 am

this map is simply stunning.
i can't wait to play it!
fieryo is right about the circular form...
i would vote against a north/south route.
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Postby Ruben Cassar on Thu Jan 10, 2008 6:56 am

This map is looking gorgeous RJ. Great work as always.

My only concern right now is the Eastern region. The colours used for Vopnafjordur and Egilsstadir are a bit too similar for me. I struggle to see where a continent ends and another one begins in that area.
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Postby Blitzaholic on Thu Jan 10, 2008 7:09 am

wow, great job, like the detail, this is your 1st draft?


very nice 8)
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Postby MrBenn on Thu Jan 10, 2008 7:35 am

This already looks like it's going to be a good map!

1. I think that the circular play is fine; making North/South or East/West attack routes will make it a bit too complicated.

2. The first thing I noticed was the three pink bits that didn't seem to have borders. I know you've spotted it, but it just leapt at me.

3. I really like the texture in the background, although there may be others who find it a little distracting... not too sure what to suggest - perhaps altering the blend options somehow?

4. The snowy area on Dalvik (green) has a solid outline, which it doesn't on the yellow or pink areas. Can this blending be made to look slightly smoother?

5. I think you said you're still playing with colours. At the moment I think the green/cream are too similar.

6. I think the territory borders are a fraction too light, and could be darkened ever so slightly.

7. On the first draft there was something that looked like it could be a territory on the coast between Skeidarar[...] and Hofn. I didn't see the sea route there at first (because my eyes don't work properly :wink: ), but you could consider putting that in as an additional territory. I'm not recommending this by any means, but it might help give a 'complete' appearance to things.

These are just my initial thoughts - but I really like the look of this, and am looking forward to seeing it develop. As others said, it looks like more than an idea already!
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Postby rebelman on Thu Jan 10, 2008 7:40 am

looks class so far, have you considered allowing all ports to attack each other.

Also as a huge chunk of the population lives in Reykjavík so arguably this deserves a capital bonus.

Some icelanic style images would be cool also (maybe)
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Postby madsanders on Thu Jan 10, 2008 7:47 am

Looks great but I really miss the glaciers. maybe re-add them, but without the outline, like the small glacier in Dalvik?
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Postby rebelman on Thu Jan 10, 2008 7:49 am

by images im thinking glaziers, geezers, waterfalls, puffins, whales etc.
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Postby Sir. Ricco on Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:42 am

Wow i love this Map! Awsome grapics. =D>
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Postby RjBeals on Fri Jan 11, 2008 11:59 am

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Problem... Somehow I have 37 Territories and I need to take 1 away to have 36. Any suggestions?
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Postby Coleman on Fri Jan 11, 2008 12:07 pm

I think you should merge Kirkjubaejarklaustur and Vik.

Keep in mind I know little about the region, I'm just looking at gameplay.

Edit: I believe the only thing you are missing to escape Ideas is 'tentative' bonus values. These don't have to be the final bonus values, just something to give people an idea of what they would be and how they would look placed on your map.
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Postby MrBenn on Fri Jan 11, 2008 12:24 pm

Nice update.

Coleman wrote:I think you should merge Kirkjubaejarklaustur and Vik.


Either that or merge Hornstrandir and Drangsnes.


Oooh... You've done something to the Bifrost/Budardalur border... that needs to be put right...

Still liking it :D
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Postby RjBeals on Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:25 pm

Sorry guys - my sister is getting married tomorrow, so it's been crazy. I'll post an official update later, as I just wanted to figure out about getting rid of a territory. I was playing with bolding the bonus regions to differentiate the areas, and I did mess with some territory borders. I'll post more probably sunday, or maybe not till monday.
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Postby Ruben Cassar on Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:14 pm

RjBeals wrote:
Problem... Somehow I have 37 Territories and I need to take 1 away to have 36. Any suggestions?


Give a +1 bonus to Rejkjavik and make it a neutral territory at the start perhaps?
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