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Re: Hemisphere: the world at war

Postby Kaplowitz on Sun Apr 20, 2008 4:48 pm

I think some of the countries are too big, while others are too small. I think you should do only a geographical map with geographical borders. Maybe for gfx you could try to recreate a satellite image. That would look really cool (and IMO cooler than the actual satellite image!)
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Re: Hemisphere: the world at war (w. new poll)

Postby Incandenza on Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:01 pm

I don't think the eastern hemisphere is a bad idea, but I voted for the L.A. map, for obvious reasons. 8-)
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Re: Hemisphere: the world at war (w. new poll)

Postby ZeakCytho on Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:28 am

I love the idea of an eastern hemisphere map, but not the current graphics or the 1914 theme. The satelite idea suggested by Kaplowitz sounds very promising.
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Re: Hemisphere: the world at war (w. new poll)

Postby oaktown on Mon Apr 28, 2008 12:42 am

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Still haven't had the time I'd like to attack this map, but I thought I'd at least post what I have before I forget about it.

I hear the comments about going satellite image, but that's not really something I get excited about... I prefer the historical aspect of maps, as some of you may have gathered from my past work. Anyway, I'm going to try to lay out an early 19th century eastern hemisphere with territories and regions, and then we can worry about what it will look like.
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Re: Eastern Hemisphere

Postby t-o-m on Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:07 am

like it...
the russian terit looks impossible to hold - maybe instead of having sub-conts have a bonus for collecting things inside it -(like the stars on WWII map)??
and there is a lil bit of orange on thailand/burma-that region anyway - its probably just a mistake
but over all the conts really do look hard to hold - but youre going to put immpassables on it right?
also is it too big or ok?
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Re: Eastern Hemisphere

Postby ZeakCytho on Mon Apr 28, 2008 2:39 pm

I think 1910 is a much better year than 1914, simply because you can put Germany, France, and GB in the same continent (Europe) now.

You seem to be using different font/styles for different territories? Turkestan, Siberia, Taymyr, and other territories in that region don't have a glow on them, but others in Russia ( Moscow, Ukraine, Finland) do. Personally, I like the glow better.

I think you need to change the background to something slightly more water-like.

The territory of Afghanistan isn't where Afghanistan is at all, or was at the time. Could that be named something else?

Are Korea and Japan part of the SE Asia bonus? You might want to consider making them a continent of their own. I'm not a big fan of split continents.

So far, so good, though. :)
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Re: Eastern Hemisphere

Postby t-o-m on Mon Apr 28, 2008 2:51 pm

is kinda all over the place, but as you said youve not had the time to do it,
t-o-m wrote:and there is a lil bit of orange on thailand/burma-that region anyway - its probably just a mistake

also on persia and the ottoman empire (but thats red)
and some red on the right hand side of persia
and soem brown on S. Afirca (the 1st yellow terit at the top left of that cont)
and blue in russia
lack of red colour in amur
green in Tumerikstan
the territ boarders arnt complete
basically you need to just spend some time on this when youve got some ;)
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Re: Eastern Hemisphere

Postby oaktown on Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:52 pm

I'm not even worried about the fonts, color over-lapping, etc. The map isn't at the point where I'm at all worried about how it looks.

Gameplay wise everything region is going to a bitch to hold as it stands right now. I'll throw in some impassables at some point - alps, himalayas, etc. Perhaps auto-deploys on major cities or key natural resources? Partial bonuses for holding part of a region?
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Re: Eastern Hemisphere

Postby t-o-m on Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:01 pm

oaktown wrote:I'm not even worried about the fonts, color over-lapping, etc. The map isn't at the point where I'm at all worried about how it looks.

Gameplay wise everything region is going to a bitch to hold as it stands right now. I'll throw in some impassables at some point - alps, himalayas, etc. Perhaps auto-deploys on major cities or key natural resources? Partial bonuses for holding part of a region?

yea sub-conts and things (but make the bonuses small so it makes the people go for the whole cont),
you dont want it to be like 2.1 but just chopped off at the side
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Re: Eastern Hemisphere

Postby sam_levi_11 on Tue Apr 29, 2008 2:55 pm

looks great! i like the idea of it, but i bet becuase america isnt on here some people wont play it :roll: :lol:
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Re: Eastern Hemisphere

Postby Ruben Cassar on Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:13 pm

You've got the Russian Empire in there and the Chinese Empire (which I am not sure existed at that time) but what happened to the French and British Empires? Most of Africa as well as parts of Asia like India and even Burma were part of those empires. Most of the Balkans region was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire as far as I know, which is also the origin of World War I.

Note as well the spelling mistakes in these regions: Sevastopol and Afghanistan.
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Re: Eastern Hemisphere

Postby ZeakCytho on Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:21 pm

Ruben Cassar wrote:You've got the Russian Empire in there and the Chinese Empire (which I am not sure existed at that time) but what happened to the French and British Empires? Most of Africa as well as parts of Asia like India and even Burma were part of those empires. Most of the Balkans region was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire as far as I know, which is also the origin of World War I.

Note as well the spelling mistakes in these regions: Sevastopol and Afghanistan.


A fair amount of the Balkans was ruled by the Ottoman Empire until the First Balkan War (1912-13).

I think having the colonial empires present would create an interesting map, however, I strongly advise against having the bonuses done on political divisions. Since many colonies were non-contiguous, this would splinter so many continents that it would be an absolute mess to sort things out.

I'd much prefer to see a map not set in a particular time, or, at least one that has geographic boundaries for bonuses instead of political ones.

On an unrelated note, I don't like the idea of having auto-deploys on major cities or of having natural resources. I could live with partial bonuses for regions of continents, but would prefer purely classic gameplay.
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Re: Eastern Hemisphere

Postby AndyDufresne on Thu May 01, 2008 11:27 am

I like the look of this map...look forward to seeing it progress.


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Re: Eastern Hemisphere

Postby Emperor_Metalman on Fri May 02, 2008 6:49 pm

Some of the larger countries should be split up
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Re: Eastern Hemisphere

Postby jasnostj on Wed May 07, 2008 6:13 am

Technically, the Eastern Hemisphere starts east of Greenwich, cutting of large chunks of Europe (Spain!) and Africa. But the term sounds odd to me: I have never heard a European (I happen to be one) use it to refer to the place they live, as opposed to Americans frequently describing their part of the world as the Western Hemisphere. We generally consider ourselves on the western side too.

Besides, I think this map is pretty useless, like the New Europe map. I think cartographers of your talent better occupy themselves in making more interesting detail maps. Lots has been suggested in the Map Ideas forum, also by me.
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