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Postby sam7214 on Fri Mar 17, 2006 9:49 pm

Pretty good map I'd have to say.
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Postby Marvaddin on Sat Mar 18, 2006 1:21 am

"is it just me or is it the smaller the territory, the larger the name?"
Oh, this is true... :lol: :lol: :lol:

One thing I want make clear: its not a geo map. Countries like Algeria, Congo and South Africa could be splited in 2 (or 3) countries, while that area called West Coast should count as 2 countries, 3 at maximum.

You will NEED re-group the countries, or this map will have no future. Make it now, or you will waste time and discover (too late) that its impossible mantain this configuration. Can you imagine these West Coast with a bonus greater than South Africa? And the names, the places for the numbers, the small version... it will not work.

The river problem is also true: no need to put rivers if they are not NON-ATTACKING borders (normal borders dont need a river, I mean).

I dont want to be a pain to anyone, Im only saying what I think. Im being sincere. I will wait until you re-group the countries. (Or I can send you my opinion about the country dispersion, but I need some days to think about.)
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Postby lilwdlnddude on Sun Mar 19, 2006 9:16 pm

ok i will think about re-grouping countrys.
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Postby lilwdlnddude on Thu Mar 23, 2006 2:35 pm

just to let you guys know, i am still working on this. lol. i didnt abandon the idea yet!!
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Postby rocksolid on Thu Mar 23, 2006 3:38 pm

Hey there,

Great work!

Small suggestion - renaming continents, because right now they're all named something Africa. This could get crazy controversial, but e.g. "North Africa" could be Maghreb, "West Coast" could be Guinea (I know it's the name of a country there, but the name has historically been used to refer to most of what you've got coloured purple, and if you're planning on amalgamating a lot of those tiny countries...), "Central Africa" could be Congo (once again, I know this is a country right now, but the river Congo is what geographically characterizes the region).

In terms of breaking it up so that the Continents are easier to hold, you could make the Sahara impassable - convert East Mauritania, Mali, south Algeria, Niger, south Libya, Chad and Sudan into non-countries, like an inland ocean. No disrespect to anyone who comes from there, but they're very sparsely populated for the most part...
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Postby lilwdlnddude on Thu Mar 23, 2006 10:59 pm

thankyou i will concider thoes sugestions
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Postby lilwdlnddude on Fri Mar 24, 2006 1:05 am

ok so I did a lot to this map. there are now 42 territories. rivers and mountains are not crossable. i regrouped everything so hopefully things are a little more playable. I corrected spelling errors and changed some names. please give me some suggestions on point values. and also as you can see im starting to add some texture to the picture as seen in the water and mountians. and constructive critisizm would be very much accepted. thanks everyone.

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Postby HighBorn on Fri Mar 24, 2006 3:46 am

looks great bro very colorful and looks very playable :)
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Postby Nobunaga on Fri Mar 24, 2006 6:26 am

... Nice map. It's shaping up quite nicely.

... Just one minor point, if I may. East Sudan and West - are they reveresed?

... This whole mapmaking thing.... gives one an education in geography, eh?

... Looks good!
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Postby Marvaddin on Fri Mar 24, 2006 9:35 am

Much better... Now, let me see.

Continent, # countries, # border countries, # attack routes, comments

Guinea: 9, 3, 3. Not a fair name, because now it goes until Morocco. How about West Coast :lol: ? Bonus is ok.

Maghreb: 6, 5 :shock: , 5. An excess fo borders, I think. And I dont understand why not split some of these countries. This is the right place for the greatest continent. Add some barriers, because this way its much difficult to hold.

Horn: 6, 3, 4. Yeah, alike Maghreb should be... the bonus is ok.

Congo: 10, 6, 7. Connected to 4 continents, it will work like China in Asia map. Almost impossible, but its ok, and the bonus too. Maybe add 1 or 2 countries...

East Coast: 4, 2, 2. A classic South America. All maps need a continent like this. How about call it Southeast Coast?

South Africa: 7, 2, 2. Very very easy to hold... and to take east coast after. It needs some more connections. Can we find another name to it?

Yeah, its now a good map... some minor changes (I think), and it will be ready.
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Postby gouverneurcc on Fri Mar 24, 2006 11:09 am

Very nice work
Wow yea this will be an amazing map to play. I can't wait for the minor changes and start to play!!
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Postby lilwdlnddude on Fri Mar 24, 2006 5:29 pm

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now there are 45 territories. tell me what you think. im still going to add to the graphics...
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Postby HighBorn on Fri Mar 24, 2006 5:38 pm

excilent.. i like....
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Postby Evil_Monkey on Sat Mar 25, 2006 4:37 am

No idea about bonuses etc but it looks fantastic.
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Postby Marvaddin on Sat Mar 25, 2006 9:23 am

Very good, guy!!

Instead of put Annobon, could I suggest you split Zaire in West and East, and make possible attacks to Zambia? Only a suggestion. I think would be also good block attack routes from other continents to Uganda and Algeria.
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blocking attack routs

Postby lilwdlnddude on Sat Mar 25, 2006 10:39 am

wont that make the horn of africa and the west coast eaier to hold then??
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Postby Romber on Sat Mar 25, 2006 11:19 am

looks really nice. Nice bright colors. Very defined.
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Postby lilwdlnddude on Sat Mar 25, 2006 11:46 am

should eritrea be able to attack east sudan??
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Postby thegrimsleeper on Sat Mar 25, 2006 12:16 pm

Probably not neccessary.
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hey

Postby lilwdlnddude on Mon Mar 27, 2006 8:00 pm

so what am i suposed to do now guys?? am i done with the map? can i make the xml thingy now?!?!
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Postby Marvaddin on Tue Mar 28, 2006 7:46 pm

I will only explain my last suggestions:

"Instead of put Annobon, could I suggest you split Zaire in West and East, and make possible attacks to Zambia? Only a suggestion. I think would be also good block attack routes from other continents to Uganda and Algeria."

Annobon route to Namibia is strange, since its much closer to Angola. But South Africa needs another route, so Zambia is the point. But Angola and Zambia are connected to Zaire, so no problem, only take Zaire too. Zaire needs to be splitted, but Congo continent will have 6 border countries, then lets block attacks to Uganda. I also think Maghreb doesnt need 5 attack routes, so I suggested block attacks to Algeria, but Niger is ok too.

The map is good, these are my last suggestions.
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Postby Pedronicus on Tue Mar 28, 2006 9:13 pm

I want to see herds of Wilderbeast sweeping majesticly accross the savanah, untill then, I'm staying put, in my mud hut.
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Postby Pedronicus on Tue Mar 28, 2006 9:17 pm

Can we also have random outbreaks of lion attacks?

theres no point in staying in one area, if suddenly a pride of man eating lions bursts into your area.

Your going to be on your toes, quick like, if they turn up.

Also, I want a swarm of locusts, an outbreak of AIDS, and a civil war to spice things up.

Untill this happens, I'm staying put in the mud hut.
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Postby Pedronicus on Tue Mar 28, 2006 9:19 pm

can we have a new area called: 'Mud Hut?'
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Postby Risk_06 on Tue Mar 28, 2006 9:59 pm

...was that really necessary, Pedronicus? :x
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