[Official] Middle East REVAMP [Quenched]

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Postby socralynnek on Mon Nov 13, 2006 8:35 am

Place a pyramid on the corner of Luxor-East Nubia s.t. one sees that there is no connection!
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Postby reverend_kyle on Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:15 am

Marvaddin wrote:Some colours are alike, mainly Iran and Arabia, but also Egypt and Turkey. Maybe colours should be a bit lighter.
Borders are too thick, and letters shouldnt be black too, because they are not readable when over the borders.
Could we eliminate that four corners border in Egypt? Maybe a little lake...


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  • No border changing
  • No name changing
  • Try to make it feel like an old world/antique parchment...as that was what he said he originally wanted to try to do
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and I disagree about the borders, I like a thicker border thats about hte size I use in my maps... I also prefer the black font?
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Postby Spiegelprime on Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:37 am

Wow, I'm impressed! I would have worked on something like this eventually, but you've done a fantastic job and I appreciate you taking the time to improve something I loved making. I can't wait to see the finished product...it may get me playing again!
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Postby Hoff on Mon Nov 13, 2006 1:44 pm

I agree that the border thickness may be, well a bit too thick. But it looks good anyway. But I like how the map is a tad dark, i like the darker maps, but i know alot of ppl like lighter maps too...
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Postby Mr. K on Tue Nov 14, 2006 12:54 am

Spiegelprime wrote:Wow, I'm impressed! I would have worked on something like this eventually, but you've done a fantastic job and I appreciate you taking the time to improve something I loved making. I can't wait to see the finished product...it may get me playing again!

Hey Spiegelprime! Let me first say, I LOVE your map. Its definitely one of my absolute favorite maps on this site, so well done! Thank you for making it.

I'm happy to hear you're supporting this remake. Good to hear from you!
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Postby Mr. K on Sat Nov 25, 2006 5:34 am

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I dont really like the water labels, I just put them in to try. I'm gonna delete them probably.

I also added the surrounding 'dead' territory, which I like. Maybe i'll change up the color though.
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Postby gavin_sidhu on Sat Nov 25, 2006 8:25 am

The dead territories look quite nice, but i think they make the water look odd, too flat.
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Postby AndyDufresne on Sat Nov 25, 2006 1:08 pm

Are you trying to be symbolic with the extremely faded/dark colors, saying that the Middle East is undergoing some 'dark times' of turmoil, war, and upheaval?

Or do you just like dark colors? ;)

It feels a little too dark...and not a good dark like some maps can pull off.


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Postby Mr. K on Sat Nov 25, 2006 3:43 pm

I made it dark, not to be symbolic, but because I thought it looked good, and fitting.
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Postby Hoff on Sat Nov 25, 2006 4:02 pm

I like it dark, but maybe alittle less dark will please more people, but still keep it on the dark side i'd say.
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Postby Spiegelprime on Sat Nov 25, 2006 4:19 pm

I was starting to worry that this revamp had died away...but I'm glad to see it's still going. The 'dead' territory and water around it looks good and puts it in context (especially the Caucasia to Turkmenistan bit). A touch lighter might be nice on the land, but either way it looks good on the dark end of things. And of course, the mountains are a must but I'm sure those are coming. I'm definitely loving this revamp though, I'm pleased at how well it's coming out.
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Postby Marvaddin on Sat Nov 25, 2006 4:37 pm

Again, colours of some continents are tooo alike, mainly Iran and Arabia, but also Turkey and Egypt.

Beyond remove the 4 borders corner as I suggested already, I think you can give to Egypt territories those dead areas west of them. And make Istanbul bigger, since we have land to do it.

Lebannon area is too crowded, I think you could rename Israel and PT to just Israel.
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Postby AndyDufresne on Sat Nov 25, 2006 4:39 pm

Israel and Palestinian Territories will not be changed per request of the original cartographer. But the 4 corner region might need to be cleared up.


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Postby dcowboys055 on Sat Nov 25, 2006 5:50 pm

i just wanted to say i love the way its going
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Postby DublinDoogey on Sat Nov 25, 2006 5:55 pm

Looks awesome. I cross-checked it with the existing map, they have Kurdistan, you have Kurdiastan. I'm guessing the first is correct, but I'm not sure and thought I'd point it out.
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