edbeard wrote:I disagree on all accounts. thanks.
ed, your smugness will not help this map. as you know i rarely comment on the gameplay of other peoples maps, as i figure there are other people with a better handle on it than i. but i know a thing or two about graphics, and the cohesion and execution of a project or product.
you are more than welcome to ignore my valid criticisms, as you have this whole thread, but ultimately the map will suffer and CC will be no better if you continue to slide through with a C+ product. It's not a race or a competition to see who has the most maps. If it was, i'd slap some countries around with color and 30 second legend and call it day, but the more maps there are on CC, the better the maps NEED to be.
Look at the Iceland map, it breathes frigid, cold, clean air. I am not a fan of the Egypt series, but the columns and symbols really put me in the time period. Cairns always excels as added the touched that draw the player into the map. High Seas, same deal, it could be a map across some old sea captains desk. Even maps my members are are not great artists have a style to suit the substance. Madagascar for example, there's no images or icons, but the colors, text show me Africa's east coast. San Marino and basically all the maps coming out feel like they deserve to be there.
I know you have taken Haiti this far, but I have to ask you, why? You have given Haiti no love in terms of design or culture or aesthetics. So why did you feel the need to put in many hours of work for this small country?