edbeard wrote:right now I'm not worrying about graphics at all (though I'd rather get someone experienced (no offense)).
No offense taken.
On to game play. This is what I think:
The continents for land should be the continents. For water, just make it the major oceans. So, the Atlantic, the Pacific, the Indian, and the Arctic. So basically as you have it now, except I'd like to see Europe separated from Asia if possible.
Eastern US - Carribean
Central America - Carribean
Central America - Pacific
Greenland - Arctic
Alaska - Pacific
Probably would make NA worth a +5
South America: I like it as you have it now. Probably worth +2, since you can't expand too easily from it. Same reasoning as in Classic.
North Africa - same territory that connects to Brazil in the Atlantic
South Africa - as you have it now
The Horn - Indian Ocean
Europe (assuming you add another territory and make it a separate continent):
Western Europe - Atlantic
Scandinavia - Arctic
Bonus: + 2/3, depending on how it works out
Eastern Russia/Siberia/Kamchatka - Pacific
India - Indian Ocean (as you have now)
Philippines/New Guinea - Northern Pacific
Antarctic: exactly as it is now
Arctic: +2 (only 2 borders)
Pacific: +4 (4 borders, 5 territories)
Atlantic: +6 (5 borders, 7 territories, and a central position)
Indian: +3 (could be +2, but I prefer a 3)