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Re: NUBIAN EGYPT V4 (P3) - New design

Postby cairnswk on Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:13 pm

edbeard wrote:
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edbeard wrote: I'm just not sure I like this one.

Wow, what a way to sink a map!! i know you've justified it above which i will attend to shortly, but this is not what i expected from edbeard. :shock:

yea sorry. I look forward to seeing how you respond though.
I know the linear part is due to the river. Maybe you can think of something creative.

Thanks edbeard...I don't think I'm going to be able to do much about the lineation of the river terts.
There is a possibility that something might reveal itself once i read that article referred to by bryguy.
I am thinking that the only way around this is to make the dessert areas between the gold mines and river east terts included as terts in the maps also, but that will depend on other information i can dig up to keep the map true to history.
I'll look into this and the gold bonuses on the weekend when I have another long weekend to do something about it.
I'll be in Sydney all next week so won't have access to doing to maps, may still be able to play my games and respond to comments though.
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Re: NUBIAN EGYPT V4 (P3) - New design

Postby t-o-m on Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:45 pm

how come all of the terits have a bevel on the outside but not the gold mines?
on ur mini-map the bottom 2 (2nd and 4th) are they either thinner or have more stroke on them or something? because you cant really see the colours on them (the font colours) - or is it just a dark colour?
it seems like someone has just taken a big chunk of the map out from the middle, perhaps put something there? (maybe a continueation of the map but at an extremely low ocpacity??)
is the well of ramasese part of a cont? (im just making sure)
whats that box thing at the top on the actual map? its next to Swenet.
is kurgus on its own with no cont...if so why?
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overall the map seems a bit empty, but its good :D
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Re: NUBIAN EGYPT V4 (P3) - New design

Postby AndyDufresne on Thu May 01, 2008 11:30 am

Cairnswk, is this the last in the series of Egyptian maps? (If they all get done, I think they could be a great addition to the site, and thematic tournaments).

Anyways...the statue image isn't cutting it for me. I was really sad to see go the little picture in the left top corner you had a page or two ago...More things like that!


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Re: NUBIAN EGYPT V4 (P3) - New design

Postby cairnswk on Thu May 01, 2008 11:51 am

AndyDufresne wrote:Cairnswk, is this the last in the series of Egyptian maps? (If they all get done, I think they could be a great addition to the site, and thematic tournaments).


Yes Andy, this is the last of the Egyptian series:
Egypt: Lower
Egypt: Upper
Egypt: Nubia
Egypt: VOTK

I know you have been waiting for something concrete on Egypt for sometime. ;)
So, yes i doooo hope they all get done.

Anyways...the statue image isn't cutting it for me. I was really sad to see go the little picture in the left top corner you had a page or two ago...More things like that!
--Andy

OK, that can be returned....just trying to find items that link all the maps together design-wise but still give them their own character. I'd like to keep the statue as this was the main Pharaoh from this area...but perhaps your image can go elsewhere on the page. :)
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Re: NUBIAN EGYPT V4 (P3) - New design

Postby gimil on Mon May 05, 2008 10:11 pm

Cairns whats the stroy with this? It still alive and kicking?
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Re: NUBIAN EGYPT V4 (P3) - New design

Postby mibi on Mon May 05, 2008 10:57 pm

These maps seem to evoke Egypt less and less. This one kinda looks like amoeba under a microscope. If it weren't for the historical flotsam and jetsam, I would swear this image was part of some science project.
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Re: NUBIAN EGYPT V4 (P3) [VACATION]

Postby cairnswk on Tue May 06, 2008 5:58 am

gimil wrote:Cairns whats the stroy with this? It still alive and kicking?


Well, i think Gimil, it'll have to be vacationed for a while.
I have run out of artistic puff at the mo and going to sydney this week isn't going to help.
So i will vacation it, and it can still be reinvented later, like i did with Sydney. :)
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Re: NUBIAN EGYPT V4 (P3) - New design

Postby cairnswk on Tue May 06, 2008 5:59 am

mibi wrote:These maps seem to evoke Egypt less and less. This one kinda looks like amoeba under a microscope. If it weren't for the historical flotsam and jetsam, I would swear this image was part of some science project.

Yeh, mibi i understand your comment and agree.
I'll tackle it again later to complete the series.
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Re: NUBIAN EGYPT V4 (P3) [VACATION]

Postby gimil on Tue May 06, 2008 8:45 am

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gimil wrote:Cairns whats the stroy with this? It still alive and kicking?


Well, i think Gimil, it'll have to be vacationed for a while.
I have run out of artistic puff at the mo and going to sydney this week isn't going to help.
So i will vacation it, and it can still be reinvented later, like i did with Sydney. :)


In that case have fun in sydney!
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Re: NUBIAN EGYPT V4 (P3)

Postby cairnswk on Sun May 11, 2008 7:00 pm

gimil wrote:
cairnswk wrote:
gimil wrote:Cairns whats the stroy with this? It still alive and kicking?


Well, i think Gimil, it'll have to be vacationed for a while.
I have run out of artistic puff at the mo and going to sydney this week isn't going to help.
So i will vacation it, and it can still be reinvented later, like i did with Sydney. :)


In that case have fun in sydney!


Thanks Gimil.

I did have fun.

Can you pulldown the poll from this map please, and i'll get back to it soon.
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Re: NUBIAN EGYPT V4 (P)

Postby gimil on Sun May 11, 2008 7:55 pm

Nubian Egypt - The Regions of the Black Pharaohs - the last map planned in this series?

Poll ended at Fri May 09, 2008 4:00 am

Yes
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60%

No
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Re: NUBIAN EGYPT V5 (P)

Postby cairnswk on Sun May 18, 2008 3:54 am

OK let's get this one moving again.

Ideas behind these changes:
1. This has moved to a dark tone region....the nubians built pryamids that were from a very dark coloured brick.
2. I've enhanced the territories by enlarging them somewhat.
3. the mini map is simplified by removing some of the text, and has good contrast against that dark sandstone
4. colour change on Kurgus
5. additions to Ramesses Well...an outer wall
6. This design uses some colour from the previous Upper Egypt, but will also tie in with the darkness of the Valley of the Kings -> death and afterlife.


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Re: NUBIAN EGYPT V5 (P4) - New colours

Postby gimil on Sun May 18, 2008 2:05 pm

The region in brown really needs to be a different colour, it blend to much into the bacground and took me a while to realise it was a playable region.
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Re: NUBIAN EGYPT V5 (P4) - New colours

Postby ZeakCytho on Sun May 18, 2008 2:07 pm

I liked the old colors much better :(

These seem too dark. Maybe you could settle on an in between color?
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Re: NUBIAN EGYPT V5 (P4) - New colours

Postby t-o-m on Sun May 18, 2008 2:12 pm

gimil wrote:The region in brown really needs to be a different colour, it blend to much into the bacground and took me a while to realise it was a playable region.

you beat me to it!

that brown doesnt look good to me, i didnt see the gold mines because they're a slightly similar colour
(but that was a quick glance, can see them perfectly now ;))

also, the text in the background of the brown looks almost invisible, i know ur trying to make the text look kinda subliminal but i think its a little too subliminal if you know what i mean.

at the bottom where you have a yellow gradient into nothing i think you should put something there because it looks kinda empty there i think

is Swenet (Elphentine) a terit?

on the mini-map the "4th" with the bright green outer glow looks out of place and i also struggle to read the "Cataract Regions" above the mini-map

p.s. the yellow gradient emplty thing that i was talking about - i think you could move the "Desert Roads" upward so it fills that space
?
but then that space might look empty! ooh i dont know! ;)

well done cairns, lookin' good =D>
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