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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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Postby oaktown on Fri Jan 11, 2008 8:34 pm

I'm trying to revive the Maps In Development thread in GD... if you'd like to be included please post a description of your map!

http://conquerclub.com/forum/viewtopic. ... sc&start=0
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Postby WidowMakers on Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:24 pm

I am loving this map. It might be one of the best looking maps we have. It is fantastic.

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Postby Tense on Sat Jan 12, 2008 5:48 am

L o v e l y textures!(!!)

But on the current map the galaciers aren't named! Fix it, even though it doesn't matter for the gameplay I still believe in Conquer Club as a way of studying geography!

kerlingarfjoll lacks a capital letter. (might have been spotted before, havnt read the topic).

Also, I think you're not including Surtsey: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... Island.PNG
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surtsey

Since of it's extra ordinary apperaence, maybe it can bring some intressting gameplay.
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Postby RjBeals on Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:50 pm

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


Not until you mentioned it, and that may be okay, but I think I prefer the water routes rather than all ports attack all ports.

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


No. I want a straight-forward, no gimmicks map.

rebelman wrote:Some Icelandic style images would be cool also (maybe)


I sort of think the map is already very busy looking with the texture background. I'm afraid that adding images will make it too confusing.

madsanders wrote:Looks great but I really miss the glaciers. maybe re-add them, but without the outline, like the small glacier in Dalvik?


I still plan on adding the glaciers. The large one in the south (Vatnajokull), I added as a kind of blotchy mountainous region. I want to add the others as well, in time.

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


Agree / Done. 36 Territories now. Also added the rough legend. Not much too it right now. The bonus regions may need some tweeking. I was wondering if there is a formula I could plug into excel to calc them?

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

Fixed. thanks.

Tense wrote:kerlingarfjoll lacks a capital letter.
Fixed. thanks.
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Postby Coleman on Thu Jan 17, 2008 2:10 pm

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Postby MrBenn on Thu Jan 17, 2008 2:22 pm

^^^ I think the Foundry Brands should be added to the top of the 1st post.

The amendments look good.

What are the names in the sea? I thought they were 'sea names', but Peninsula sounds more land-massy, and now I'm not so sure...
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Postby oaktown on Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:02 pm

I know that the bonsues are tentative, but you should re-check your calculations... I think you got southern wrong, as there are four borders.

Also, in working out your bonuses, common sense trumps the calculators. Ask yourself this if there is one region you would definitely try to go for before the other one, and what would happen in the game once somebody got that region. In this case, I would go for Reykyavik, because it gets the same bonus as almost every other region but requires controlling as many as three fewer territories. I can tale that region two rounds before anybody else gets a bonus, which sets me up nicely.
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Postby RjBeals on Sat Jan 19, 2008 11:45 pm

oaktown wrote:I know that the bonsues are tentative, but you should re-check your calculations... I think you got southern wrong, as there are four borders.


Ahh - yes you're right. But you are also correct in that common sense should dictate bonuses. I tried to figure a formula to calculate them, but I think just looking and thinking would be more accurate. If you have any suggestions, I'm all ears.

I'm working on adding the glaciers (with names), and a little more interesting land features. It's kind of learning as I go though. I've deleted & reverted many times already.

The entire week of Jan-21 is booked at work, as we have some corporate folks coming down, so updates may come slowly, but they will come.

Thanks for the post oaktown.
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Postby bryguy on Sun Jan 20, 2008 9:01 am

wow! 9 quenchs!
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Postby Blitzaholic on Sun Jan 20, 2008 11:42 am

graphics look good
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Postby RAMB0.36 on Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:27 pm

i think it look prity good i would play it
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Postby ParadiceCity9 on Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:24 pm

I think maybe you should make reykjavik +1? i mean the territory.
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Postby I GOT SERVED on Mon Jan 21, 2008 2:07 pm

The giant "dead spot" in the middle kinda annoys me. Could you maybe throw an attack path across the middle or something? I'm not a fan of the circular gameplay. A shortcut across the map would be most excellent, in my opinion.
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Postby Snowpepsi on Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:43 pm

I GOT SERVED wrote:The giant "dead spot" in the middle kinda annoys me. Could you maybe throw an attack path across the middle or something? I'm not a fan of the circular gameplay. A shortcut across the map would be most excellent, in my opinion.


I love the circular gameplay, I think it makes things a wee bit different than other maps.
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Postby RjBeals on Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:53 pm

Thanks all.. I originally wanted the path through the middle but then decided against it. I'm going to dress up the dead areas a bit so it won't be so bland. I'll be posting an update soon (mainly graphical).
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