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Re: Beef Cuts Idea

Postby Industrial Helix on Sat May 08, 2010 5:30 pm

army of nobunaga wrote:could you get rid of the sticks? in a cow there are not sticks... there is no reason that the borders cannot touch each other showing neighboring regions without sticks. and the barriers just being gaps as they are now.

Like in cairns coral coast, they all just flow together. I guess im not a stick fan. And when/if this reaches the gameplay step you are going to have to address the deadlock thing. Every "good" drop in a 1-3 bonus region is going to lock up that bonus right away because its too easy. This will cause deadlock, maybe even in escalating sunny it will too.


Butchers knives for bridges?
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Re: Beef Cuts Idea

Postby army of nobunaga on Sat May 08, 2010 5:46 pm

oooo, thats nice.
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Re: Beef Cuts Idea

Postby The Bison King on Sat May 08, 2010 6:35 pm

maybe you could make the sticks look like ligaments, intestines, or bones... something kinda gross, and "cow insidey"
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Re: Beef Cuts Idea

Postby TaCktiX on Sat May 08, 2010 8:22 pm

This map's going to need a little work to get there, but I think you understand that. The bold colors have got to go, they're distracting from the map and incongruous with the picture of a cow on a grass field. Perhaps instead of solid colors you could go with some texture, or perhaps put pictures of the more famous cuts (prime rib, sirloin, etc.) on the territory name.

Mobility on the map is a major issue, as army of nobunaga is pointing out. It's too closed up right now, with bonuses fairly easy to hold with either a lucky drop or some lucky dice to solidify it. Open it up a little more, or perhaps go with the circulation idea and have some "teleporter" territories to add one more border for every region.

This map, despite all the discussion, is still not quite ready for the Gameplay Workshop. You need a design brief, and putting some graphical and gameplay evolution into the map will get it moving forward.
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Re: Beef Cuts Idea

Postby natty dread on Sun May 09, 2010 4:00 am

I don't like the picture of a real cow on the map. This is a novelty map, you might as well embrace it and make it funny. You could try something like this...

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Re: Beef Cuts Idea

Postby Industrial Helix on Sun May 09, 2010 6:35 am

What? The real cow, just staring at you, is what makes it funny... and kind of awkward.
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Re: Beef Cuts Idea

Postby carlpgoodrich on Sun May 09, 2010 2:15 pm

Ya, it HAS to be the real cow. It's the real cow that makes it such a novelty!
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Re: Beef Cuts Idea

Postby natty dread on Sun May 09, 2010 2:30 pm

I just feel a picture of a real cow is somehow grotesque. But whatever.
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Re: Beef Cuts Idea

Postby The Bison King on Sun May 09, 2010 3:04 pm

Yeah, I like the real cow, and I think the grotesqueness is makes it so funny. I would like to see the territories look more like meat and cow insides.
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Re: Beef Cuts Idea

Postby army of nobunaga on Sun May 09, 2010 3:14 pm

lol I agree with natty... I like the artwork of like cheesy stuff like duck and cover... but the real cow staring at you is funny in an awkward way too, so I agree with the " whatever."

Teleporter territorys may be the way to go in this map, some bombarding maybe too.
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Re: Beef Cuts Idea

Postby The Bison King on Sun May 09, 2010 4:08 pm

some bombarding maybe too


Take the brain, and bombard from it :lol:
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Re: Beef Cuts Idea

Postby Industrial Helix on Sun May 09, 2010 4:54 pm

Well, if you don't use the butcher knives for bridges, it would make sense that the knives bombard all cuts of meat.
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Re: Beef Cuts Idea

Postby Evil DIMwit on Sun May 09, 2010 5:03 pm

I feel like the circulatory or digestive system could work like the subway system in a lot of the city maps.
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Re: Beef Cuts Idea

Postby Unit_2 on Sun May 09, 2010 5:09 pm

Really guys, you wanna fight over a COW? :lol:

Bravo, we officially have become Farmer Club. =D>


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Re: Beef Cuts Idea

Postby Industrial Helix on Sun May 09, 2010 6:49 pm

Evil DIMwit wrote:I feel like the circulatory or digestive system could work like the subway system in a lot of the city maps.


Bah, I'm tired of the 'subway' gimmick on maps.

8 Butcher knives as starting points... as if the conquer maps haven't been overplayed either.

BUT it would be interesting if butcher knives could attack all cuts.
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