Hello, All and, especially, Oregonians!
(nice to realize there are more of you in CC than i thought)
Very Very Nice Job, Lostatlimbo
It is Great to see how far you went with PDX map. I like a lot what you chose to be symbols of the City on the map. Zoo, Parks, Garden, Universities and Biking Areas are definitely very important and significant parts of the City. OMSI is also definitely great place to go once you are in the City(as traveler).
I really like how the map is. But there are few points i would like share:
1. Arenas. Lostatlimbo, you mentioned earlier that you had been thinking whether to include TrailBlazers arena or not. So here is what i think, -when speaking of PDX, we just cant miss Rose Garden
and PGE Park
. I mean, you can see Rose Garden(RG) almost from the every part of the Downtown(unless there is a Skyscraper on your way;)) and it is always so great to look at it. Yeah, perhaps for someone(older generations) the design of is a bit too modern, but noone can stay indifferent. RG and Bridges(see below) are the Symbols of the City in architectural sense, because of its unique design, at least i think so. PGE Park. It is more than a park, no matter whether you Beaver's or for Duck's fan.(well, mb a bit it does). But each time passing it i have a feeling i can't explain. It is like PGE Park is alive no matter whether it is hot game there and all the seats are taken or whether it is 12pm when it is quiet and noone is inside. It is like it has a sole. And a heart.
Yes, i am aware about some copyright issues we can face here. Well, ok we cant use photos and images. Can we use their names? I hope so. Or mb we can use some kind of drownings of our own? They should not be exact copies with some photoshop filters of course. Or mb we can simply use a Basketball Ball and a Baseball Ball? Just think of it, these two would be neat points on the Map for sure.
2. Bridges. It is not a secret that Portland's another famous nickname is Bridgetown
. Indeed, there are plenty of them here and wow they are really marvelous. I really love them. I can stare and stare and stare. Especially, Hawthorn
e and Morrison
ones. I am much more fascinated by Bridges than Sport Arenas so i better go straight to my point).
First of all, i really understand it is hard to work with bridges(whether you are making map in CC or working on a real one in real life) in general. But it would be great, just to see them marked different on the map and a legend with their names. Well, mb that's too much and just not the way you see this map. But, please, consider using Bridges as alternative to MAX's stops if you would face difficulties when working on Bonus system for the metro line. Bridges. There are plenty of them(well, 6 on this map) and it wont be hard to make a Bonus system for them. Like 1 army for holding 3 Bridges etc. Just keep it in mind, Bridgetown Dweller!
3. Colors. They are good and i like them. Anyhow, i think you should make a bigger difference between North and Southeast. Even though they dont have mutual borders. Southeast should be "pinker"
And then Northeast. Don't you think it should be real Orange
instead of Dark Orange
. Or whatever color you wanna see it. I mean, this is City of Roses, of flowers. And flowers are bright and colorful and beautiful. I mean, i would understand that kind of color in Seattle or another city or town( take Astoria for example
) where it often rains. Well, you got the point, don't you?
Looking Forward Very Much on this One and will be Glad to Participate or Help!