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Re: Haiti v12 pg11

Postby oaktown on Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:41 pm

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oaktown wrote:And i don't mind the text not having a uniform color, but what bugs me is that the color over the seas looks crisper than that on the land - the stroke perhaps does that?


it does do that but to me it looks fine. It's readable everywhere which is the most important part.

Looks to me as if you've stroked the text over the water, but put a glow on the text over the land... what if you made them all stroked,but kept the current colors (dark stroke over water text, light stroke over land text)? I think that would better tie them together visually without making the colors the same, which I would not push for.
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Re: Haiti v12 pg11

Postby gimil on Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:13 pm

What do you know about map making, bitch?

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Re: Haiti v12 pg11

Postby oaktown on Tue Aug 26, 2008 8:54 pm

since nobody other than I has expressed any concern with the current bonuses...

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Re: Haiti v12 pg11

Postby edbeard on Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:15 pm

oaktown wrote:since nobody other than I has expressed any concern with the current bonuses...

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sounds good. I tried out various forms of texts for the land but nothing satisfied me. Since I like the text as it is, I'm going to leave it be. Next update will be large and small versions to (hopefully) get a graphics stamp.
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Re: Haiti v13 pg12

Postby edbeard on Sat Sep 06, 2008 6:54 pm

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Re: Haiti v13 pg12

Postby cairnswk on Sat Sep 06, 2008 8:08 pm

edbeard wrote:....
1. graphics. good for stamp? damn right it is.


Yes i agree, but can you look at these small nit-picks please...yes i've put the map under the microscope, and i hope you won't mind. ;)
But it's looking great.

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Re: Haiti v13 pg12 [i][gp]

Postby edbeard on Sat Sep 06, 2008 8:16 pm

thanks cairnswk

I'll fix the Bouli - Desdunes border

the rest of the borders are fine. people will be able to tell the difference between thicker river borders and thinner territory and continent borders which have a light stroke around them. thanks though!


edit: fixed that border. if you don't see it then refresh that browser (I think that's the first time I've been able to say that to you cairnswk)
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Re: Haiti v13 pg12 [i][gp]

Postby yeti_c on Sun Sep 07, 2008 3:09 pm

edbeard wrote:the rest of the borders are fine. people will be able to tell the difference between thicker river borders and thinner territory and continent borders which have a light stroke around them. thanks though!


Agree - they're different colours to make them nicer on the eye - dependant on the continent colour.

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Re: Haiti v13 pg12 [i][gp]

Postby gimil on Wed Sep 10, 2008 7:50 am

So were just nit picking here? Ed you earned this:

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Re: Haiti v13 pg12 [i][gp]

Postby edbeard on Wed Sep 10, 2008 2:29 pm

sweeeeet. thanks!
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Re: Haiti v13 pg12 [i][gp][gr]

Postby yeti_c on Thu Sep 11, 2008 1:24 am

Grats on the sticky Ed... To the Forge soonish.

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Re: Haiti v13 pg12 [i][gp][gr]

Postby MrBenn on Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:20 pm

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Re: Haiti v13 pg12 [i][gp][gr]

Postby mibi on Tue Sep 16, 2008 8:30 am

I raised this issue a long time ago but the legend font has nothing to do with Haiti or the rest of the map. You have a map of haiti that kind of looks like a text book, a legend that has an old paper feel to it, and yet the font for the legend is some graphittish handwritten thing. it doesn't make much sense to me, and it also looks bad.

the issue i have had with this map for while is that there is no theme, or perhaps there are too many and they don't mix well.

the legend it self is a very poor use of space, it looks too quick and easy, not much care involved. Another thing that kind of annoys me with this map is that with all the other geography maps out there, there is something that represents that area, whether it be colors, iconography or other touches that add to the 'feel' of a place. But thats not the case here. The map is of the country Haiti but it could just as easily be someplace up, even fictional. There is nothing besides the basic geography that suggest anything Haitian, and given a culture so vibrant, why is there nothing evocative of this.

You have said before that its suppose to look more like a textbook than a Haiti-feeling map. O.k., thats fine, i have no problem with that. But if it is going to look like a textbook or atlas, whats with the very untextbook legend? The bottom line is that this map needs more unity. Of course it can and probably will get quenched in its currant form but that doesn't mean quenching should be the ultimate goal when the map is only at 75% of its potential.

More effort is needed here.
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Re: Haiti v13 pg12 [i][gp][gr]

Postby edbeard on Tue Sep 16, 2008 2:24 pm

I disagree on all accounts. thanks.
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Re: Haiti v13 pg12 [i][gp][gr]

Postby mibi on Tue Sep 16, 2008 11:57 pm

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?
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