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Re: Paris- V3 (4/17) (pgs. 1 & 2) - FEEDBACK PLEASE!!

Postby sempaispellcheck on Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:02 am

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Re: Paris - V4 (4/23) (pgs. 1 & 3) - FEEDBACK PLEASE!!

Postby sempaispellcheck on Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:45 pm

OK - Here it is: Version 4.

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Changes: Fixed flag background so red didn't look pink, redid bonus borders and removed outlines on army circles to fix pixelation, and FINALLY figured out how to add landmark illustrations - many thanks to DoomYoshi for that last. :D
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Re: Paris - V4 (4/23) (pgs. 1 & 3) - FEEDBACK PLEASE!!

Postby nolefan5311 on Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:54 pm

Have you thought about making the background look more like a waving flag, like Image?

I think it adds a nice little touch to it.
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Re: Paris - V4 (4/23) (pgs. 1 & 3) - FEEDBACK PLEASE!!

Postby sempaispellcheck on Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:08 pm

I have, actually, but I went about it the wrong way when I tried it, so I gave up.
Now that I think I know how to do it, I'll try again.
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Re: Paris - V4.1 (4/24) (pgs. 1 & 3) - FEEDBACK PLEASE!!

Postby sempaispellcheck on Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:54 pm

HERE we go.

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Changes: Replaced flag background with WAVING flag background. :D
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Re: Paris - V4.1 (4/24) (pgs. 1 & 3) - FEEDBACK PLEASE!!

Postby sempaispellcheck on Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:53 pm

At the risk of sounding impatient (which I am :D ), about how far is this map from its Draft stamp?
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Re: Paris - V4.1 (4/24) (pgs. 1 & 3) - FEEDBACK PLEASE!!

Postby isaiah40 on Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:07 pm

For the flag, I think it would look better and cleaner if you do what Flapcake did with the Danish flag on his Denmark map.
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Re: Paris - V4.1 (4/24) (pgs. 1 & 3) - FEEDBACK PLEASE!!

Postby sempaispellcheck on Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:31 pm

My whole idea has been that the French flag would be the background for the map. I can't use water like Flap does - Paris is landlocked, and it's not like a country or a state where it borders 4 or 5 other places - Paris has a LOT of suburbs, and they all have fairly long names (Issy-les-Moulineaux, for example).
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Re: Paris - V4.1 (4/24) (pgs. 1 & 3) - FEEDBACK PLEASE!!

Postby koontz1973 on Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:56 am

I think the three big issues right now for me are these...

The current flag background is not very nice, isaiah40 idea of using the same thing as Flapcake on Denmark should really bring the map to life.Not with the water or on a small scale, but covering the whole of the maps background. (Look at the style)

The images you have for the landmarks are so so. None of them fit the map as it is, all of them have different orientations and all are drawn different ways.

The amount of text for such a small map is overbearing. Try to cut some if not half out. Should be able to do that simply.

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Re: Paris - V4.1 (4/24) (pgs. 1 & 3) - FEEDBACK PLEASE!!

Postby sempaispellcheck on Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:01 pm

Oh! My apologies, isaiah, I misunderstood you. I'll find a better flag.

The images were the best I could find. I'll look some more and find better ones.

I'm assuming you mean the text at the top? Aw, I liked it. I thought it was funny. :( Oh well. I can cut it.
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Re: Paris - V4.1 (4/24) (pgs. 1 & 3) - FEEDBACK PLEASE!!

Postby isaiah40 on Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:02 pm

koontz1973 wrote:isaiah40 idea of using the same thing as Flapcake on Denmark should really bring the map to life.Not with the water or on a small scale, but covering the whole of the maps background. (Look at the style)

No, I meant on the small scale like on Denmark. If you do have it covering the whole background, then you will need to subdue it so that it is barely visible. Just enough that you can see it, and just enough that it doesn't detract from the playable area.
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Re: Paris - V4.1 (4/24) (pgs. 1 & 3) - FEEDBACK PLEASE!!

Postby koontz1973 on Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:38 pm

sempaispellcheck wrote:Oh! My apologies, isaiah, I misunderstood you. I'll find a better flag.

Look below.
The images were the best I could find. I'll look some more and find better ones.

Why not draw them yourself. That way you do not have copyright to deal with.
I'm assuming you mean the text at the top? Aw, I liked it. I thought it was funny. :( Oh well. I can cut it.

Thats right, the text. Some of it can stay and some you will need, but see what can be cut without losing the flavour.

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koontz1973 wrote:isaiah40 idea of using the same thing as Flapcake on Denmark should really bring the map to life.Not with the water or on a small scale, but covering the whole of the maps background. (Look at the style)

No, I meant on the small scale like on Denmark. If you do have it covering the whole background, then you will need to subdue it so that it is barely visible. Just enough that you can see it, and just enough that it doesn't detract from the playable area.

Did not mean to put words into your mouth. But you are right. A barely there map would be best. Why not something like nattys London with an image as well?
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Re: Paris - V4.1 (4/24) (pgs. 1 & 3) - FEEDBACK PLEASE!!

Postby sempaispellcheck on Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:20 pm

koontz1973 wrote:Why not draw them yourself. That way you do not have copyright to deal with.

Because I can't really draw. I could try, but they would be barely recognizable, if at all.

isaiah40 wrote:If you do have it covering the whole background, then you will need to subdue it so that it is barely visible. Just enough that you can see it, and just enough that it doesn't detract from the playable area.


Meaning reduce the opacity? I can do that.
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Re: Paris - V4.1 (4/24) (pgs. 1 & 3) - FEEDBACK PLEASE!!

Postby sempaispellcheck on Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:06 pm

koontz1973 wrote:Why not something like nattys London with an image as well?


Because it would make the landmark illustrations redundant.

Or should I scrap the landmark illustrations and go with that?
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Re: Paris - V4.1 (4/24) (pgs. 1 & 3) - FEEDBACK PLEASE!!

Postby happy2seeyou on Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:15 pm

I like the layout, not sure about the flag in the back gound when there are random bright colors on the map. Also, the wording on the top is hard to pay attention to. Maybe the flag could be lighter, like the state flags in the "Great Lakes" map (flags are more muted but still seen). Also, maybe fix the legend on the side a lil. Great job so far though
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