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Middle America Map {Advanced Draft} ~ NEW UPDATE 2.3!!

Postby maritovw on Thu Jul 27, 2006 4:25 pm

MIDDLE AMERICA MAP

Votes have been cast. People have decided. As of today, this map has been renamed from CARIBBEAN SEA to MIDDLE AMERICA.

Current version (2.3):

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---Small map---
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Map Status
The map is already in an advanced development stage, having a nice image and balanced gameplay. I need your comments and/or suggestions on this map so that I can make any changes needed (if any) and advance this map through the foundry. If you don't have any suggestions but you think it is a nice map and would like to play it, say it too!

The map was started a while ago but development stalled as I was 'away' from CC for a long time. Recently I returned and I've taken up development on the map, willing to finally finish it.

Latest Changes (Version 2.3)
  • removed connection between T&T and Leeward I.
  • rearrange names in greater antilles
  • change the hue of territory names in the USA
  • changed the title to Middle America

Gameplay
This map depicts the Middle America region, which includes southern USA, Mexico, Central America, Antilles, and northern South America. The gameplay follows that of a standard map.

The map has 42 territories distributed in 6 continents, which are:
  • United States (3)
  • México (7)
  • América Central (6)
  • Greater Antilles (5)
  • Lesser Antilles (2)
  • América del Sur (4)

Previous Versions
Last edited by maritovw on Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:14 am, edited 8 times in total.
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Postby Marvaddin on Thu Jul 27, 2006 4:57 pm

1st, about the green borders, you can merge some really, because you will probably still add 1 or 2 more borders conecting to the isles, so...

2nd, about circles, I usually make them a bit smaller in the small map, but you can use the same size, no problem. To have idea about the size, get some number like 18 and 20 from some game map, because you cant test without the xml.

3rd and most important, I dont think you have the better font... Some letters are not ok... like the "o". Its good, for a title, for example, but not for the names in the map. And, the names are crowded, like I said. See El Salvador and Guatemala, and Managua... terrible! But not worse than the small isles... Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands, huh?? You will probably need merge the smaller countries and add space to the east of the small islands. maybe you can use better some space... South America has huge countries you can split if needed.
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Postby rocksolid on Thu Jul 27, 2006 5:48 pm

Lookin' good. I'd shift the whole colour palette up and make things lighter, because it's real dark. I love the font but can't read it a lot of the time. And it's not clear which islands can/can't attack each other. Like can you attack the Leewards from Puerto Rico? And does Cuba border Yucatán?
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Postby Master Bush on Thu Jul 27, 2006 5:50 pm

Why make this as a Pirates of the Caribbean theamed map?

Bad idea maybe.
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Postby wcaclimbing on Thu Jul 27, 2006 6:01 pm

i like it keep it how it is (just finish it up)
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Postby motts444 on Thu Jul 27, 2006 6:17 pm

the font is sort of hard to read
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Postby reverend_kyle on Thu Jul 27, 2006 7:27 pm

motts444 wrote:the font is sort of hard to read


if your illiterate.
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Postby sully800 on Thu Jul 27, 2006 7:31 pm

I agree that the pallette is a bit too dark for my liking and the font is not very good for the country names. It does work for the title but the countries should be simpler and easier to read.

I think that the bonus for Central America is too high also. 6 men for 10 countries and 4 borders (which can be simplified to 3 by expanding into mexico). Whereas Mexico has 10 countries and 5 borders (can be simplified to 4) but only a bonus of 5? I would just reverse them...make Mexico 6 and Central America 5 and it seems more even.

I like the naming of America del sur. I certainly don't think they all have to be in English. I would just color code the continent names when you add the legend to avoid any confusion for people who are looking for "South America" and can't find it.

Good map overall so far!
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Postby maritovw on Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:27 pm

what do you think about the fonts? are they better now?

now that the sea connections are there, maybe the bonuses are quite right, don't you think??

now i'll just be adding the circles and some images (i was thinking of a compass, a couple pirate-like ships, and some sharks)

one more thing, i'm thinking of adding a connection between Zelaya and Panama so that you don't need to pass also Costa Rica and Colon in order to get to South America...
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Postby Ronaldinho on Fri Jul 28, 2006 3:04 am

the maps looking great i can read the font and im semi blind almost :roll: lol

ME straing to see -> :shock:
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Postby gavin_sidhu on Fri Jul 28, 2006 6:20 am

looks good.

One suggestion, could u rename peten belize (ive heard of belize, but i havent of peten).
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Postby Ronaldinho on Fri Jul 28, 2006 11:53 am

gavin_sidhu wrote:looks good.

One suggestion, could u rename peten belize (ive heard of belize, but i havent of peten).


Re-name it what?
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Postby maritovw on Fri Jul 28, 2006 12:26 pm

gavin_sidhu wrote:One suggestion, could u rename peten belize (ive heard of belize, but i havent of peten).


that's because Belize is a country, Peten isn't... peten is a part of Guatemala that occupies most of the land it has in my map... Belize is a small part of that territory (and it used to be part of guatemala too but the british fooled us and took it away)... so i think i should leave as it is...

[just FYI] maybe you have heard of the Mayan ruins of Tikal?? well, that's in Peten :)
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Postby colinb007 on Fri Jul 28, 2006 2:53 pm

I think it's almost perfect!!!
I just cant keep track of the smaller islands though
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Postby reverend_kyle on Fri Jul 28, 2006 3:04 pm

maritovw wrote:
gavin_sidhu wrote:One suggestion, could u rename peten belize (ive heard of belize, but i havent of peten).


that's because Belize is a country, Peten isn't... peten is a part of Guatemala that occupies most of the land it has in my map... Belize is a small part of that territory (and it used to be part of guatemala too but the british fooled us and took it away)... so i think i should leave as it is...

[just FYI] maybe you have heard of the Mayan ruins of Tikal?? well, that's in Peten :)


I think you should merge peten and guatemala.. make it 2 borders there.
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