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Which map do you prefer?

Poll ended at Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:28 am

LONDON
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DUBAI
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ISTANBUL
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Total votes : 181

Re: World Cities Contest: Phase Three

Postby AndyDufresne on Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:23 am

Pork, I can't believe I hear what you are saying---you sound like you are part of the old establishment now. Haha ;)


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Re: World Cities Contest: Phase Three

Postby natty dread on Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:49 pm

AndyDufresne wrote:Pork, I can't believe I hear what you are saying---you sound like you are part of the old establishment now. Haha ;)


Over-compensating, perhaps? ;)
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Re: World Cities Contest: Phase Three

Postby RjBeals on Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:38 pm

porkenbeans wrote:But all friendly joking aside, where has all the talent gone to, in the Foundry ?

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You mean DiM? He left years ago.....
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Re: World Cities Contest: Phase Three

Postby porkenbeans on Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:47 pm

AndyDufresne wrote:Pork, I can't believe I hear what you are saying---you sound like you are part of the old establishment now. Haha ;)


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Not really sure exactly what you mean by "old establishment", I have not been around here much at all, lately.

Just voicing some observations banana man. I am not trying to act "cliquish" or anything.

The fact as I see it is, Most or all of the decent map makers are AWOL. As a result we are being asked to pick from some real turdballs masquerading as quality maps. Cooks are heading up GP, and as far as I can tell, there is not much competence here, as there once was.
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Re: World Cities Contest: Phase Three

Postby natty dread on Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:49 pm

porkenbeans wrote:As a result we are being asked to pick from some real turdballs masquerading as quality maps.


As opposed to the masterpieces you've made?
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Re: World Cities Contest: Phase Three

Postby porkenbeans on Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:06 pm

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porkenbeans wrote:As a result we are being asked to pick from some real turdballs masquerading as quality maps.


As opposed to the masterpieces you've made?

HAHA, expected something like that from you. BTW, My worst map is 10 times better than your best. Lol.
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Re: World Cities Contest: Phase Three

Postby natty dread on Tue Jun 14, 2011 4:18 pm

porkenbeans wrote:BTW, My worst map is 10 times better than your best. Lol.


Where can I play these masterpieces of yours? How many maps have you finished? Must be tons, seeing as you're such an artistic genius. I'm a bit lazy, I don't want to search the map page, so can you just point out which of the maps in play are yours?
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Re: World Cities Contest: Phase Three

Postby thenobodies80 on Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:31 pm

Please guys, STOP this nonsense talking NOW!
Honestly I'm a really tired to read this type of things on each contest thread. Perhaps our mapmakers are a little too touchy?
Guys, if you want to play a "mine is bigger than yours" game, can I suggest you both to use private messages? I think that no one here wants to read again and again and again these bullshit. :roll:

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Re: World Cities Contest: Phase Three

Postby porkenbeans on Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:17 pm

thenobodies80 wrote:Please guys, STOP this nonsense talking NOW!
Honestly I'm a really tired to read this type of things on each contest thread. Perhaps our mapmakers are a little too touchy?
Guys, if you want to play a "mine is bigger than yours" game, can I suggest you both to use private messages? I think that no one here wants to read again and again and again these bullshit. :roll:
Please do not lump me in with natty. HE is interpreting my criticism as being directed towards himself. He can not handle the perceived critique, so he tries to turn this in to one of his little pissing contests by bringing up my maps.

My post is clearly on topic and brings up a valid observation. it is along the same lines of thought that have been mentioned in this thread by some veteran Foundry folk.

ps- natty lighten up, my criticism is true and does not carry any sort of belligerence, or malice. If you feel personally attacked by my comments, sorry.
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Re: World Cities Contest: Phase Three

Postby Industrial Helix on Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:07 pm

I don't think the entries are all that bad. I rather like the Istanbul one especially. I mean, the tilt is a little too intense, as other have said. But the concept is there.

Natty's london map is good too. i like the contrast between black and white and color. I like the photo and illustration contrast as well. Other's have said its too much contrast, but I think its good. I mean, the London skyline is distinctive and a map can have trouble conveying the cultural and architectural feel of a city. This does it well.

I also like the Dubai map, simply because its such a radical and unique approach. I think it fell a little short on the execution, but the styling is brilliant.

So yeah, I see no turdbuckets or whatever here. I'm quite happy with the entries.
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Re: World Cities Contest: Phase Three

Postby natty dread on Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:12 pm

Dear Mr. Porkenbeans,
I fail to understand why you are accusing my person of any kind of foul play. I merely noticed you opining that the contest entries here are all pieces of crap. Your comments were uttered in such a confident manner; hence I concluded that you must be a mapmaking guru of sorts - one who has tons of unbelievably amazing maps under his belt.

Being a curious person, this naturally sparked my curiosity. Therefore I enquired where might I see these amazing masterpieces of yours - and possibly even play them? But alas, for some reason, you apparently took my honest enquiry as an insult... I cannot being to fathom why that would be!

I assure you, no insult was intended, and any perceived slight on my part must simply have been a grievous misunderstanding.

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Re: World Cities Contest: Phase Three

Postby HanniBull on Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:51 pm

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Re: World Cities Contest: Phase Three

Postby ender516 on Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:03 pm

thenobodies80 wrote:Please guys, STOP this nonsense talking NOW!
Honestly I'm a really tired to read this type of things on each contest thread. Perhaps our mapmakers are a little too touchy?
Guys, if you want to play a "mine is bigger than yours" game, can I suggest you both to use private messages? I think that no one here wants to read again and again and again these bullshit. :roll:

I'm with you on this one.

Natty, you must know by now that there will be unkind comments made in a contest topic. If the entries had remained anonymous as I thought that they were intended to be, you might not find old foes taking potshots, and then be tempted to fire back at targets that are not fair game here, that is, maps that are not in this contest.

Pork, your original comment, although perhaps harsh, was certainly on topic. However, your "BTW" response to Natty was not. Don't rise to the bait.

I will stop here before someone accuses me of trying to moderate a topic outside my purview. (Maybe too late, but I'm not deleting this now.)
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Re: World Cities Contest: Phase Three

Postby Dukasaur on Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:08 pm

I made this comment in another thread on the subject. I didn't realize at the time that the map had already moved on to a different area.
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Re: World Cities Contest: Phase Three

Postby natty dread on Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:11 pm

ender516 wrote:If the entries had remained anonymous


I am not the one who broke the anonymity. You can thank the.killing.44 for that.
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Re: World Cities Contest: Phase Three

Postby isaiah40 on Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:22 pm

I voted for Istanbul. London is good, though I have reservations on the style of the title. Dubai, well it is different, at the same time I can't seem to figure it out. Too busy.
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Re: World Cities Contest: Phase Three

Postby AndyDufresne on Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:46 am

isaiah40 wrote:I voted for Istanbul. London is good, though I have reservations on the style of the title. Dubai, well it is different, at the same time I can't seem to figure it out. Too busy.


I think you've mapped out my thoughts as well.


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Re: World Cities Contest: We have a winner!

Postby thenobodies80 on Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:41 pm

Hello everyone!

It is with great pleasure that I can announce the winner of the World Cities Contest.
Congratulations to ISN2 for developing both gameplay and graphics of the map that gained the most public votes! =D>

You have been awarded a General Achievement Medal for winning the competition, moreover you will receive a Cartography Contribution Medal and 1 Year of Premium Membership as soon as the map will be quenched.

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In addition, Bruceswar, DJ Teflon, ISN2, isaiah40 and sannemanrobinson have been awarded a General Achievement Medal for being the authors of the shortlisted maps in the phase two of the competition.
Finally natty_dread has been awarded a General Achievement Medal for being the author of the London Map that received most votes.

Thanks to all ConquerClub Members that voted and a Special Thanks to all who took part to the World Cities Competition: Isaiah40, Kengyin, Bruceswar, DJ Teflon, sannemanrobinson, Phantomzero, ISN2, Victor Sullivan, Industrial Helix, Riskismy, natty_dread, MrBenn and CJ Lues.


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Re: World Cities Contest: We have a winner!

Postby porkenbeans on Sun Jun 19, 2011 1:24 pm

:D \:D/
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Re: World Cities Contest: We have a winner!

Postby Victor Sullivan on Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:03 pm

Congrats, ISN2!

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Re: World Cities Contest: We have a winner!

Postby MrBenn on Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:52 pm

Well done chaps!

(and it's nice to have a new mapmaker win the contest - perhaps you'll be able to rival WidowMakers for contest victories at some point?! :lol: )
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