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Re: Forbidden City V1c [Building Map]

Postby cairnswk on Mon Jun 09, 2008 3:31 pm

Kaplowitz wrote:I liked the city BG from the first version.

OK but which part Kap.
There was a light lime green on the city outside the moat, and a dark red on the inner sections within the walls.
There has to be two colors inside the walls to differentiate the inner and outer court?
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Re: Forbidden City V1c [Building Map]

Postby Kaplowitz on Mon Jun 09, 2008 3:36 pm

It looks like you dont have the original one on photobucket any more...

The purple was transparent, and you could see the buildings underneath. I thought it looked awesome.
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Re: Forbidden City V1c [Building Map]

Postby cairnswk on Mon Jun 09, 2008 3:48 pm

Kaplowitz wrote:It looks like you dont have the original one on photobucket any more...

The purple was transparent, and you could see the buildings underneath. I thought it looked awesome.


oh i've got still that, but i think it will be confusing. i understand what you are saying and yes it did look good.
but in order to get good gameplay out of this inner court section i am going to have to apply artistic license to some areas in order to fit things in.
but this process is not yet finished. i still have more research to do to get somethings more certain as to where they were.
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Re: Forbidden City V1c [Building Map]

Postby TaCktiX on Tue Jun 10, 2008 1:19 pm

The concept is great, the idea of outside powers trying to gain control of the City is great.

The graphics aren't that great right now. I can barely read any of the text on the map at all. The colors are at once too bold and too muted depending on where on the map it is. I suppose this is just a side effect of the rough draft, but I just wanted you to know my thoughts at the present time.
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Re: Forbidden City V1c [Building Map]

Postby RjBeals on Tue Jun 10, 2008 1:23 pm

wwoooo.. purple explosion! Hopefully you'll experiment with some nicer colors.
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Re: Forbidden City V1c [Building Map]

Postby cairnswk on Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:04 pm

TaCktiX wrote:The concept is great, the idea of outside powers trying to gain control of the City is great.

The graphics aren't that great right now. I can barely read any of the text on the map at all. The colors are at once too bold and too muted depending on where on the map it is. I suppose this is just a side effect of the rough draft, but I just wanted you to know my thoughts at the present time.


Thanks TaCktix. yes this is only the rough draft being build, and i am re-working the gameplay inner section to correspond better with the actual layout, so thing will change. :)

RjBeals wrote:wwoooo.. purple explosion! Hopefully you'll experiment with some nicer colors.


Well, this is known as the Purple Forbidden CIty, so that colour will remain in focus as the main theme, perhaps not in as many place. The other colours are all representative of the colours of the Chinese court. Some will be tones down and other replaced. Thanks anyways RJ. :)
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Re: Forbidden City V1c [Building Map]

Postby TaCktiX on Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:45 pm

The Forbidden City is fairly layered in reds and yellows (gold), don't remember many purples...
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Re: Forbidden City V1c [Building Map]

Postby cairnswk on Wed Jun 11, 2008 3:44 am

TaCktiX wrote:The Forbidden City is fairly layered in reds and yellows (gold), don't remember many purples...


There may not be purples in real life but for your reference

http://chineseculture.about.com/library ... 121297.htm

http://www.beijingservice.com/forbiddencity.htm

There will be some reds and golds as you can see.
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Re: Forbidden City V1c [Building Map]

Postby seamusk on Wed Jun 11, 2008 7:29 am

The purples are fine by me. I think that as long as color scheme makes sense that is all that matters. Personal subjectives about what color scheme is proper don't really tell us what appeals to cc.

I'm not sure I follow what the Imperial meridian is. Make this more clear.

I don't think that the gameplay would work right now. It needs some tweaking. Too few attack connection points to the external areas. I fear that basically it is Das Schlob in the external areas as it will basically be, take a tower. bombard to all get out.

The yellow line looks like an attack line but seems to serve no meaningful purpose once inside the city. This may be easily fixed but just my observation.

There is potential here. I think the gameplay needs more development. I know you are still working on the graphics so take what I say with a grain of salt.
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Re: Forbidden City V1c [Building Map]

Postby cairnswk on Wed Jun 11, 2008 12:34 pm

seamusk wrote:The purples are fine by me. I think that as long as color scheme makes sense that is all that matters. Personal subjectives about what color scheme is proper don't really tell us what appeals to cc.

I'm not sure I follow what the Imperial meridian is. Make this more clear.

I don't think that the gameplay would work right now. It needs some tweaking. Too few attack connection points to the external areas. I fear that basically it is Das Schlob in the external areas as it will basically be, take a tower. bombard to all get out.

The yellow line looks like an attack line but seems to serve no meaningful purpose once inside the city. This may be easily fixed but just my observation.

There is potential here. I think the gameplay needs more development. I know you are still working on the graphics so take what I say with a grain of salt.


Seamusk...thanks for comments. you have validity in some points, and i will notice them rather than throw then with the grains.

Of course gameplay needs tweaking as i an still building this map and have not finished the inner court.
too few attack connection points -> unfortunately there was no others with this secluded...it was out the gates as the only points and there was only 4. but i will research further and see if there are other places that i know not of yet.

i think what i will do with the yellow lines is say that Emperor's can attack along the yellow line at any time and vice versa. Please offer up your fix for the yellow line. :)
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Re: Forbidden City V1d [Building Map]

Postby cairnswk on Wed Jun 11, 2008 4:13 pm

I have added extra gates to the three side and northern gates to open up the map for exits and entrances.
I could not find anything about secret passagesways out of the city, although there are many hidden rooms.
I may add two more attack routes to the Wu Gates at the south, but will have to re-arrange the outsiders somewhat.
Still building the inner Court areas also.

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Re: Forbidden City V2(P2) - Comments?

Postby cairnswk on Thu Jun 12, 2008 6:42 am

Finally, Version 2. It's up and running. Do you worst. Please refer P1 for all comments on design, features and gamplay.

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There's a couple of things wrong with this large version which i will fix. But for now it's simply an upscale.
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Re: Forbidden City V2(P2) - Comments?

Postby seamusk on Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:49 am

The doubles gates was a good idea. Too bad you couldn't find a secret passage, that would seem to help offset things nicely. My brain is kind of tired but I'll try and take a longer look later today or tomorrow. best.
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Re: Forbidden City V2(P2) - Comments?

Postby cairnswk on Thu Jun 12, 2008 12:45 pm

seamusk wrote:The doubles gates was a good idea. Too bad you couldn't find a secret passage, that would seem to help offset things nicely. My brain is kind of tired but I'll try and take a longer look later today or tomorrow. best.

Yes, i was a bit disappointed also, there probably is one or two...they usually didn't build these places unless there was an "out" somewhere not so apparent. But it probably hasn't been discovered yet, and got lost over the passage of time.
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Re: Forbidden City V2(P2) - Comments?

Postby Beko the Great on Fri Jun 13, 2008 8:54 am

It's pretty cool the Idea and hope it will work fine, but I found the graphics a little sad and with few contrast... Don't like dose thin corridors pretty much as well... But I'm here to support and to help if needed :D
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Re: Forbidden City V2(P2) - Comments?

Postby cairnswk on Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:40 am

Beko the Great wrote:It's pretty cool the Idea and hope it will work fine,

Thanks Beko the Great. :)
but I found the graphics a little sad and with few contrast
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... Don't like dose thin corridors pretty much as well... But I'm here to support and to help if needed :D

which corridors are you speaking of? on the outside or the inside. If on the inside, then that's the way the place is made. If you have suggestion then please make it. I was going to see if dragons begins the connection would work on the outside but don't know about that yet.
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Re: Forbidden City V2(P2) - Comments?

Postby cairnswk on Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:48 am

Current Version 2.
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Re: Forbidden City V2(P2) - Comments?

Postby Qwert on Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:42 pm

Very nice for start. Mine only sugestion is abouth text-can you put some outer glow,to text be more readabile.
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Re: Forbidden City V2(P2) - Comments?

Postby Mr. Squirrel on Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:08 pm

The map is a great idea, but I have to agree with what gimil said earlier. The colors hurt my eyes just to look at. I could never play on this map.
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Re: Forbidden City V2(P2) - Comments?

Postby cairnswk on Sat Jun 14, 2008 6:09 am

qwert wrote:Very nice for start. Mine only sugestion is abouth text-can you put some outer glow,to text be more readabile.

certainly qwert, thank-you ;) i put outer glow like on the gate names.
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Re: Forbidden City V2(P2) - Comments?

Postby cairnswk on Sat Jun 14, 2008 6:09 am

Mr. Squirrel wrote:The map is a great idea, but I have to agree with what gimil said earlier. The colors hurt my eyes just to look at. I could never play on this map.

Thanks Mr Squirrel...i'm hearing you guys, so i will tone down the colours in next version.
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Re: Forbidden City V3 - Poll -> Dragons or Lanterns?

Postby cairnswk on Mon Jun 16, 2008 5:31 am

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Re: Forbidden City V3 - Poll -> Dragons or Lanterns?

Postby cairnswk on Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:00 pm

Can those who are voting for the dragons, determine the borders easily?
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Re: Forbidden City V3 - Poll -> Dragons or Lanterns?

Postby cairnswk on Tue Jun 17, 2008 11:15 am

cairnswk wrote:Can those who are voting for the dragons, determine the borders easily?

Mmmmm, dragons was leading the vote until i made the post above....Telling me something?
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Re: Forbidden City V3 - Poll -> Dragons or Lanterns?

Postby seamusk on Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:49 pm

cairnswk wrote:
cairnswk wrote:Can those who are voting for the dragons, determine the borders easily?

Mmmmm, dragons was leading the vote until i made the post above....Telling me something?

I just voted for lanterns because of that. before even seeing your post that was my thought. Dragons look cool but a little too ambiguous as territories.
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