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Re: Indian Empire; page 13 - NEW POLL! [Final Forge]

Postby MrBenn on Tue May 12, 2009 4:36 pm

You two should take your schmoozing to Off-Topics :roll:

Meanwhile, I think this map should be fine to head over to the Forge... Do I move it over, or call Andy to come and do it? (I'm out of touch with the Main Foundry :lol: )

/tannoy for Andy...
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Re: Indian Empire; page 13 - NEW POLL!

Postby AndyDufresne on Tue May 12, 2009 6:05 pm

              Final Forge

---The Indian Empire Map has reached the 'Final Forge' Stage. The map has passed rigorous gameplay and graphics examinations, and major concerns have been addressed. If you have any other concerns, please make your voice heard. As long as there is still discussion or posts that have yet to be commented on, the map will remain in Final Forge until said discussion has reached the conclusion that the map has reached its final and polished version. After a reasonable amount of time has been given for final comment, and after the completion of the XML, the map will be deemed finished with the 'Foundry Brand' of approval and will be submitted for live play.

Post questions and concerns if any.

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Re: Indian Empire; page 13 - NEW POLL! [Final Forge]

Postby nagerous on Tue May 12, 2009 6:08 pm

Congrats Oaktown!

Great to see an India map make FF, I've been waiting for this a long time.
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Re: Indian Empire; page 13 - NEW POLL! [Final Forge]

Postby LED ZEPPELINER on Tue May 12, 2009 6:22 pm

YaY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
sailorseal wrote:My big boy banana was out the whole time :D
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Re: Indian Empire; page 13 - NEW POLL! [Final Forge]

Postby cairnswk on Tue May 12, 2009 6:36 pm

Congrats oaktown. :)
all questions raised answered well. ;)
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Re: Indian Empire; page 13 - NEW POLL! [Final Forge]

Postby oaktown on Tue May 12, 2009 6:44 pm

wow, I have two maps in the Forge at the same time... so this is what happens when you resign from being a CA, eh cairnswk?

I'll get on wrapping the pages in and showing coordinates again.
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Re: Indian Empire; page 13 - NEW POLL! [Final Forge]

Postby a.sub on Tue May 12, 2009 6:51 pm

=D>
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Re: Indian Empire; page 13 - NEW POLL! [Final Forge]

Postby oaktown on Wed May 13, 2009 12:09 am

Click image to enlarge.
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Large and small maps, with the wrap between the pages.

Files for coordinate checks...
xml: http://www.fileden.com/files/2008/7/30/ ... /india.xml
Large: http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r76/ ... dia19L.jpg
Small: http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r76/ ... dia19S.jpg
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Re: Indian Empire; page 13 - NEW POLL! [Final Forge]

Postby the.killing.44 on Tue May 19, 2009 7:10 am

Ooph … I could've sworn I had already checked this. I'll do it later today, so'z.

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Re: Indian Empire; page 13 - NEW POLL! [Final Forge]

Postby a.sub on Tue May 19, 2009 6:14 pm

ok i think the only thing left is a new poll, because i think the level of the effect should be changed
i say post 5 of varying degrees of the warp then let us vote
if its not too much trouble
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Re: Indian Empire; page 13 - NEW POLL! [Final Forge]

Postby oaktown on Tue May 19, 2009 6:26 pm

a.sub wrote:ok i think the only thing left is a new poll, because i think the level of the effect should be changed
i say post 5 of varying degrees of the warp then let us vote
if its not too much trouble

It actually does require some work.

Anyway, what is a poll going to get us? 32 people will vote, one of the five suggested options will win with 9 votes, which means 23 people will disapprove of the final. Foundry polls are useless.

What is useful is descriptive feedback. The first attempt at showing the page wrap was too strong, so now I've made it more subtle. Nobody has mentioned any problems with the current wrap. If it's too strong, or not strong enough, tell me by how much and why and I can fix it.

But the current poll can certainly go... I'll PM somebody.
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Re: Indian Empire; page 13 - NEW POLL! [Final Forge]

Postby the.killing.44 on Tue May 19, 2009 6:50 pm

okay, by my eye I only see a couple (quasi-)issues re: co-ords, with my responses:

  1. The numbers overlap the background names in multiple places
      Should be fine. The key makes it rather obvious …
  2. In a couple of places (most notably Mysore, Bejapoor, and Doab) the numbers go over the RR tracks.
      Ehh, there're a couple easy spots to change, but some you can leave. I think you can move the word "Mysore" down and left, moving the co-ord up and left above the name. For Doab, you can leave the name as is but move the co-ord down so only the 888 nicks it.
    Then a couple graphic nitpicks:
  3. Could you scoot the portrait of Q. Victoria a bit right if it's not too much trouble?
  4. On the "E" of "Bengal Presidency," there's a white stroke around.
Those last two are crazy nitpicks, but the co-ords — should be fine as is, those fixes would only improve upon an already-stampable map. =D>

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Re: Indian Empire; page 13 - NEW POLL! [Final Forge]

Postby oaktown on Wed May 20, 2009 2:18 pm

the.killing.44 wrote:[*]On the "E" of "Bengal Presidency," there's a white stroke around.[/list]

would that be the E in the page fold? becauser there are three Es in Bengal Presidency, all of which have a light glow to make them easier to read (I outer glow just about everything for contrast). The one in the fold shows the most because of the shadow - I can clean that up a bit.
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Re: Indian Empire; page 13 - NEW POLL! [Final Forge]

Postby the.killing.44 on Wed May 20, 2009 2:21 pm

Yeah it's the fold one. By the way (I meant to edit this in): I only suggested you change the co-ords on the RR tracks because there have been some players who are confused by the Subway on the NYC map. Like I said, it's stampable as is if you don't want to change.

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Re: Indian Empire; page 13 - NEW POLL! [Final Forge]

Postby oaktown on Wed May 20, 2009 6:49 pm

the.killing.44 wrote:By the way (I meant to edit this in): I only suggested you change the co-ords on the RR tracks because there have been some players who are confused by the Subway on the NYC map.

In some places I put the coordinates on the tracks or across the tracks from the territory title on purpose to show that the tracks are within the territory, and not a border.

I agree that the coordinates should not touch tracks in the NYC map, but that is because the tracks represent attack routes on that map. There are no distinct station territories on this map, and I hope that there is nothing that would suggest the a player that they can jump their attacks along rail lines.

Changes coming up shortly...
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