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Postby kingwaffles on Wed Apr 26, 2006 9:24 pm

Yeah, I'm with Rocksolid. The new one just looks kinda unfinished...
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Postby AndyDufresne on Wed Apr 26, 2006 9:30 pm

Perhaps a lighter shade to make it more gray. But definitely not the old lion, it didn't fit well with the map. But it might have been better than the shadow as it stands now. But I think there must be some other images what would look amazing, rather than the old lion.

Perhaps something similar (but not the exact image since the photo-realism doesn't mesh well with the map)

http://www.krugerpark.co.za/images/lion ... 0grass.jpg
http://www.cottoneauctions.com/images/A ... erdptg.jpg

But how about something different than a lion. There are many creatures synonymous with Africa...Giraffes and Elephants...I'd look around for many images before just sticking with one. But you are definitely on the right track to add something to the legend to add a finished quality to it.


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Postby lilwdlnddude on Wed Apr 26, 2006 9:35 pm

Here are all the options. Remember, this is only a lion. I can put other animals there but I would like to stick with the lion.
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Postby lilwdlnddude on Wed Apr 26, 2006 9:38 pm

Im suprised Pedronicus hasnt come here yet and said.. "I wanna see some mud huts!!" :lol:
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Postby AndyDufresne on Wed Apr 26, 2006 10:01 pm

Out of the current revisions, lol sorry to say I really don't like anyone of them (I'm probably too picky, hehe). I think you were getting close to somewhere on the second one...perhaps some sort of stained glass effect might accentuate the lion.

I still think some experimentation should be done with other animals, simply for experimenting's sake. The lion is well suited and strong, and works quite visualls for this map. But try some other animals, and perhaps a few different versions of the lion (perhaps of just head and mane, to other things).

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Postby Marvaddin on Wed Apr 26, 2006 10:29 pm

I didnt mean THAT shadow, but a transparency effect, mixed with the background... see the USA map!
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Postby lilwdlnddude on Fri May 05, 2006 1:23 pm

So I think this looks really good. what about all you out there? Let me know so I can send it to lack!

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Postby PaperPlunger on Fri May 05, 2006 1:25 pm

YEAH!
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Postby thegrimsleeper on Fri May 05, 2006 1:27 pm

lol... love the giraffe, but I think a Mud Hut would be far more appropriate.

Also, it looks like you didn't turn it grey-scale before you made it transparent, and I bet it'd look much better if you did that.
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Postby Jota on Fri May 05, 2006 1:32 pm

Yeah, this looks quite nice. I think it's fine in color (although I imagine grayscale would probably be fine too).
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Postby thegrimsleeper on Fri May 05, 2006 1:40 pm

Now that I think about it, it would probably look even better if you made the rock the lion is standing on slilghtly less transparent than the lion... just a thought.

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Postby lilwdlnddude on Fri May 05, 2006 2:03 pm

Ok did the grayscale thing and now i think im done. Any last suggestions?
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Postby Pedronicus on Fri May 05, 2006 2:37 pm

Wheres the freaking MUD HUT?
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Postby thegrimsleeper on Fri May 05, 2006 2:50 pm

There's room for about 8 Mud Huts of varying size to the left of your name...

You know you want to!!! :D
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Postby fluffybunnykins on Fri May 05, 2006 3:08 pm

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Postby lilwdlnddude on Fri May 05, 2006 3:15 pm

lol. No mudhuts sorry. I just think it might be offesive to someone if I put it there. Now we wouldn't want that would we? :?:
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Postby Pedronicus on Fri May 05, 2006 3:18 pm

if theres not going to be a mud hut, how about the majestic herds of wilderbeast?
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Postby thegrimsleeper on Fri May 05, 2006 3:21 pm

No more offensive than putting a traditional pueblo dwelling on a map of Mexico... or a teepee on a map of the USA... It's just a depection of a region's traditional aboriginal dwelling. What's so offensive about that?
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Postby Pedronicus on Fri May 05, 2006 3:23 pm

In England there are currently only four countries in the world that the foreign office tell you not to go to.

One of these countries is Somalia.
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Postby Pedronicus on Fri May 05, 2006 3:23 pm

avoid Somalia
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Postby Pedronicus on Fri May 05, 2006 3:26 pm

more advice for playing the Africa map:

Don't sleep with African Prostitutes
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Postby Pedronicus on Fri May 05, 2006 3:28 pm

Further Advice:

Include A MUD HUT
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Africa bug

Postby philbert on Sun Jul 09, 2006 9:05 pm

http://www.conquerclub.com/game.php?game=39084#gmtop

1. SMITH197 attacked Nigeria from Benin and conquered it from joetalk-these territories don't border each other.

2. SMITH197: wow...you cant attack mauritania to algeria? Thats not very clear...-should have been able to

3. I have Burkina Faso as a card-does not exist
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Postby SMITH197 on Sun Jul 09, 2006 9:14 pm

hmmm...well, on my screen, there is a border between nigeria and benin, and there is burkina faso as a country.......


but as for the no attack between mauritania and algeria? cant figure that one out...new maps or something?
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Postby Sir Gordalot on Sun Jul 09, 2006 9:18 pm

1. Negeria And Benin are connected
3. Burkina Faso does exist (left of Benin)
2. is strange to me
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