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Which map would you like to see as CC's Germany Map?

Poll ended at Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:40 pm

Map F
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Map I
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Total votes : 242

Re: Christmas Revamp - Foundry Style!

Postby the.killing.44 on Sat Dec 12, 2009 3:42 pm

WidowMakers wrote:What were the exact complaints with peps new map?
It might help us to understand what the public did and did not like.

Not to be bitchy, but you should read the thread. Colors and font were the main issues.
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Re: Christmas Revamp - Foundry Style!

Postby mibi on Sun Dec 13, 2009 7:27 pm

the.killing.44 wrote:
WidowMakers wrote:What were the exact complaints with peps new map?
It might help us to understand what the public did and did not like.

Not to be bitchy, but you should read the thread. Colors and font were the main issues.


Um, I can tweak the colors in about 5 seconds. Then can we get on to revamping Africa. Or are we not equal opportunity map makers?
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Re: Christmas Revamp - Foundry Style!

Postby RedBaron0 on Sun Dec 13, 2009 10:49 pm

In theory, it should be harder to do without the source files, thus the competition.
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Re: Christmas Revamp - Foundry Style!

Postby Bruceswar on Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:09 pm

WidowMakers wrote:What were the exact complaints with peps new map?
It might help us to understand what the public did and did not like.



Since I was one of the people who did not like the map I will summarize. In a few statements...

1. Perceived changing of places on the map. - Ya OK so the old one was not correct, but it is what we all know and loved. I always said to leave it like it was rather than trying to make it "more accurate"

2. Font was an eyesore and unreadable to mean

3. Color Scheme was just a bad idea. Just did not work at all for many people.

4. The Eagle over Netherlands. Just leave it off the top of another place.


Not trying to be rude, but that is how it is. I know these take lots of time, so there is the short version. Good luck!
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Re: Christmas Revamp - Foundry Style!

Postby the.killing.44 on Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:45 am

Bruceswar wrote:1. Perceived changing of places on the map. - Ya OK so the old one was not correct, but it is what we all know and loved. I always said to leave it like it was rather than trying to make it "more accurate"

There were a lot of complaints in the old old thread.
Bruceswar wrote:2. Font was an eyesore and unreadable to mean
3. Color Scheme was just a bad idea. Just did not work at all for many people.

Understandable
Bruceswar wrote:4. The Eagle over Netherlands. Just leave it off the top of another place.

Hilarious. People really took offense because it was on top of another country :lol:
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Re: Christmas Revamp - Foundry Style!

Postby danryan on Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:49 am

As far as I'm concerned, the font is the #1 complaint while colors are #1A. Everything else is white noise to me.
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Re: Christmas Revamp - Foundry Style!

Postby natty dread on Sun Dec 20, 2009 6:26 am

Where can I find the XML of the current Germany map? It'd be useful as a reference...
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Re: Christmas Revamp - Foundry Style!

Postby RedBaron0 on Sun Dec 20, 2009 11:54 am

Germany revamp thread

All information, including the current xml file, is in the first post of the original revamp thread
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Re: Christmas Revamp - Foundry Style!

Postby natty dread on Sun Dec 20, 2009 12:12 pm

RedBaron0 wrote:Germany revamp thread

All information, including the current xml file, is in the first post of the original revamp thread


That's the first place I looked, but the link to the XML didn't work.

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Re: Christmas Revamp - Foundry Style!

Postby RedBaron0 on Sun Dec 20, 2009 12:21 pm

There's also a copy of the XML file in [code /code] there.

But just to be thorough... pulled the XML file up with a little poking through the Map Info Database.

http://maps.conquerclub.com/Germany_2.xml
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Germany Graphics ONLY Revamp Competition

Postby RedBaron0 on Sun Dec 20, 2009 12:21 pm

MrBenn wrote:Revamp Competition
While the Foundry is having some down-time, it seems like a good time to be running a Revamp Competition!

The subject of the map in question has been a bit of "Heiße Kartoffel". Since the current Germany Revamp went live, legitimate concerns about visibility and legibility of some areas have been raised. Despite a lot of backlash from the CC community, the foundry gave its full support to the revamp on the assumption that amendments would be forthcoming. While there has been some discussion about the required adjustments, pepperonibread has gone into hiding, without submitting any further updates. Ordinarily, a crack commando unit of cartographers would be scrambled to make necessary changes, but without access to the source files there are too many amendments to adjust the map behind the scenes with ease.

With this in mind, the Foundry Team is proposing an open Graphics-only revamp of the existing Germany Map, in order to get it released from Beta as soon as possible.

Competition Rules:
  1. It is the mapmaker's responsibility to understand and comply with Foundry standards regarding image size, use of copyright-free images, leaving required space for army counts, etc. Maps not meeting Foundry standards and/or raising any copyright concerns may be withheld/removed from the competition.
  2. The competition is for a graphical revamp only: territory names and border connections must be unchanged from the current live version of the Germany Map.
  3. The general layout should be as close to the current map as possible; the idea is to make the transition between maps as easy as possible this time around, and in an ideal world we would want to keep the XML (technical description of the map) unchanged - although some flexibility will be allowed where necessary.
  4. In order to maintain anonymity, please refrain from posting your map publicly. Obtaining feedback and opinions on your entry is not forbidden, but patterns of irregular voting (ie block-clan votes) will be investigated.
  5. Collaborations are not forbidden, although only one person can be responsible for copyright ownership, and only one mapmaking medal will be awarded to the winning entry (pepperonibread will also be awarded a medal for revamping the territory/region configuration).
  6. Host your map file (one entry per contestant please) using Photobucket or some other file sharing program, and a link must be provided to MrBenn by 11:59pm GMT on December 27th, 2009. Late submissions will not be considered for entry.
  7. Submissions should be Final Forge standard, and will be shortlisted by the CAs if necessary, before a one-week voting period to determine the winner.
  8. Once the winner has been chosen, there will be a short period of polishing/checking before the winning submission will replace the Germany Map in Beta.
Recharge your glasses, and join me with three cheers for the Germany Revamp Competition!

Hip Hip Hooray!
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Re: Christmas Revamp - Foundry Style!

Postby natty dread on Sun Dec 20, 2009 12:35 pm

Thanks, you've been most helpful.
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Re: Germany Graphics ONLY Revamp Competition

Postby natty dread on Sun Dec 20, 2009 12:56 pm

There was talk that the revamp should retain as much as possible of the current XML coordinates.

So, I had to move a total of 10 coordinates. Is that acceptable?

I could probably make it a bit less if it comes to that, it's just a matter of aesthetics...
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Re: Germany Graphics ONLY Revamp Competition

Postby the.killing.44 on Sun Dec 20, 2009 12:58 pm

natty_dread wrote:There was talk that the revamp should retain as much as possible of the current XML coordinates.

So, I had to move a total of 10 coordinates. Is that acceptable?

I could probably make it a bit less if it comes to that, it's just a matter of aesthetics...

We've moved every single one…
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Re: Germany Graphics ONLY Revamp Competition

Postby natty dread on Sun Dec 20, 2009 1:10 pm

the.killing.44 wrote:
natty_dread wrote:There was talk that the revamp should retain as much as possible of the current XML coordinates.

So, I had to move a total of 10 coordinates. Is that acceptable?

I could probably make it a bit less if it comes to that, it's just a matter of aesthetics...

We've moved every single one…


#-o

Thanks for making me feel stupid... :D

So I guess I can just go crazy with the coordinates, eh...
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