yeti_c wrote:Yep - might just be us 3 in for the long haul!
PS - Cairns - did you see my post after Inc's?
C...yes i did...i'll answer it shortly....i've been very much under the weather this last week...summer has started here...35 degrees C with 75% humidity, no thunder storms that cool the place down yet, but rather thick heavy clouds that float overhead keeping all the heat in....it's sheer murder and certainly not conducive to mapping
Incandenza wrote:Oh, and this doesn't strike me as a map where lots of people are going to swing by and post cogent analyses, but don't let that dissuade you.
incandenza..i'm sorry if i came over a lilttle assertive in my latest answer, but i think the names are very important to history, and yes we can maybe adapt them to their real or other names as some might be known as, but if we go fictionalising it too much it will loose all it's flavour.
Incandenza wrote:Okay, I'm willing to table the conversation about the names until you've had a chance to sort them out.
But for the record, your use of Kamchatka as analogy is sorely flawed. Classic depicts the world, your map depicts some important people and some tremendously unimportant people who've been dead for two thousand years (and it's only the repetitive unimportant people that I really have concerns about). Also, it's not like there's five terits called "Kamchatka" where I have to puzzle out which is which in the dropdown. Form follows function. Just sayin'.
Also for the record, I'd also never heard of kamchatka until I played Risk as a wee lad. Even better, some years ago I got a chance to go there. Unbelievably bitchin' place.
Oh, and this doesn't strike me as a map where lots of people are going to swing by and post cogent analyses, but don't let that dissuade you.
Yes i know, but Kamchatcha worked for me..i was writing that bit.
Please let me see what i can work with the names to retain the history.
yeti_c wrote:"Agrippina - Germanicus" & "Drusus - Antonia" have 2 pixels seperating the connections - I think this looks better/less confusing than the 1 pixel versions you have for "Gaius Julius Ceaser - Marica (ex regii)" & "Marcus V Agrippa - Julia The Elder"
Can you standardise these?
Yes, i want to open this map up a bit more so connections are not sitting atop each other.
Incandenza wrote:I think the Cleopatra/adoption line thing is a good idea, otherwise Emperor Caesar is one big honkin' choke point.
For how powerful of a terit it is, Julia Livilla is awfully hard to get to. Maybe the Gods could show disfavor to her and Livia by being able to smite them with thunderbolts (i.e. bombard)?
Definitely agree with these points.
Not sure about the fictionalisation - but agree that as it stands - we need to make much greater differentiation.
This maps connections are far easier to read than "Forbidden City".
I agree on this, but then this is not Chinese in style and some of that artwork is incredibly complicated in design to achieve the flavour.