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Postby Marvaddin on Fri Aug 18, 2006 1:59 am

Really, final forge :)

Plus:
1) Lets add something to the space over the legend?? Maybe something aztec. Or a spanish shield?

2) We can use some little adjusts to the bonuses. Mexico have same number of borders and routes of Central America, and 1 more country, but a smaller bonus. I suggested already some changes, maybe you can think about.

3) How about change the position of some names? If you move Zelaya a bit down, you can move Honduras a bit far from Peten. And Jamaica a bit to the left, so you can put Haiti under the circle and connect the routs to that Haiti "arm". Well, I dont know if this would make it looks better, maybe you could test.

4) The border countries of SA are all connected to exactly one country. And in fact the expansion from SA is pretty easy... maybe you could add a route between Venezuela and, hmmm... Puerto Rico? (Or other country?)

5) Im a bit worried. Will be easy to realize Virgin Islands belong to Lesser Antilles with the numbers over it? Maybe an island out of the circle could be useful.

Great map, cant wait to play :D
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Postby reverend_kyle on Fri Aug 18, 2006 2:02 am

Marvaddin wrote:Really, final forge :)



5) Im a bit worried. Will be easy to realize Virgin Islands belong to Lesser Antilles with the numbers over it? Maybe an island out of the circle could be useful.

Great map, cant wait to play :D



Discworld has a huge problem like that.. I agree.
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Postby gavin_sidhu on Fri Aug 18, 2006 2:32 am

beautiful map.
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Postby Fireside Poet on Fri Aug 18, 2006 4:26 am

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Something with Blackbeard for the legend background (like the skull and crossbones) would be fantastic! (opinions are nearly worthless tho) -- great map and excellent work.
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Postby ChiefManyFeet on Fri Aug 18, 2006 7:03 am

Your map is beatiful...I can't wait to play. :D
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Postby Evil Pope on Fri Aug 18, 2006 6:04 pm

This map kicks ass.. Sorry, I don't really have anything else to add..
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Postby AndyDufresne on Fri Aug 18, 2006 7:11 pm

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---The Caribbean Map has reached the ‘Final Forge’ Stage. I've revived this thread from the pits of the Foundry furnace and have examined the contents. Nearly every major concern has been addressed. If there are any other current concerns, please make your voice heard. There will be two days for you to post any objections; if no one has posted any protest after two days the map will be deemed finished with the 'Foundry Brand' of approval and will be submitted for live play. If after two days there is still discussion going on it may continue until said discussion has reached the conclusion that the map has reached its final and polished version.

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Postby AndyDufresne on Fri Aug 18, 2006 7:13 pm

And to start things off, I notice that a few of the army shadow circles seem to have different proportions, or at least to my eyes.

---Take Durango and Texas. The circles visually look different in size. As do a few others.

Edit: I checked and they seem to be different sizes.


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Postby happysadfun on Fri Aug 18, 2006 7:20 pm

AndyDufresne wrote:And to start things off, I notice that a few of the army shadow circles seem to have different proportions, or at least to my eyes.

---Take Durango and Texas. The circles visually look different in size. As do a few others.


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They look like that but they really aren't. i checked
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Postby gavin_sidhu on Fri Aug 18, 2006 7:58 pm

Love the map, but the sharks look like their floating in the sky to me...
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Postby happysadfun on Fri Aug 18, 2006 8:01 pm

gavin_sidhu wrote:Love the map, but the sharks look like their floating in the sky to me...

I didn't notice the sharks, but yes. Now that i see them they do look like flying sharks. But what's wrong with that?
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Postby maritovw on Fri Aug 18, 2006 10:16 pm

AndyDufresne wrote:I notice that a few of the army shadow circles seem to have different proportions


hmmm... you seem to be right... Baja California, Durango and Chihuahua are larger... i'm correcting that in the next update...

Marvaddin wrote:1)... 5)

1) i was thinking about adding something there, and maybe i can change the flying sharks...

2) maybe changing Mexico's to 6? what do you think?

3) good catch, i'm changing that

4) yeah, i had noticed that... i think i will add the route between Venezuela and Puerto Rico

5) (same as no. 3)


i'll also work on the small version...
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Postby Marvaddin on Sun Aug 20, 2006 10:17 pm

Oh, well, little movement here in last days...

I agree with your other bonuses, but I would give Mexico a 7. Adding one more route, you can give South America a 4.
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Postby maritovw on Mon Aug 21, 2006 4:07 pm

does anyone have another comment/idea?? cause i don't feel like making lots of little updates to change only a small thing... i'd prefer updating many things at once
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Postby happysadfun on Mon Aug 21, 2006 5:54 pm

You could make the border between El S and Managua clearer.
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Postby maritovw on Sat Aug 26, 2006 1:28 am

well, here it is, this is my last (?) update:

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things changed:
- corrected the army shadows size issue
- added/changed aesthetic images
- added attack routes (Venezuela-PuertoRico, Ecuador-CostaRica)
- changed the bonuses
- moved army shadows on islands so country color is wiewable
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Postby gavin_sidhu on Sat Aug 26, 2006 1:30 am

prefer the flying sharks than the gold chest.

also the ships look kinda squished in this edit...
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Postby AndyDufresne on Sat Aug 26, 2006 12:16 pm

I'd have to agree about the ships maybe being too much for everything going on in the map. Maybe removed the ships from that area. Perhaps you could take out the chest, and put one ship there.

Also, perhaps you should consider moving the title a little more to the top right so it doesn't feel scrunched either.


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Postby Mr. K on Sat Aug 26, 2006 1:53 pm

This is coming a long really nicely. Well done!
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Postby Marvaddin on Sun Aug 27, 2006 12:35 pm

Very good job!

Almost perfect. I also think you should move the title. I liked the flying sharks, too. Maybe you could put them in the place of the ships, and the ships instead of the chest. The aztec thing is almost invisible, too, although its a good choice, I think. I simply cant find any problems beyond the little final arts and the title position. Congratulations! :)
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Postby Stoney229 on Wed Aug 30, 2006 12:36 am

um there's something seriously wrong with louisianna and mississippi is not there (not even the land). you may want to fix that
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Postby maritovw on Wed Aug 30, 2006 1:05 am

Marvaddin wrote:Do we really need that country called Mississipi? The name is big, so it doesnt fit well. You could change the name, or merge with another country (this would bring the number of countries to 42 again).


that's what happened, i removed mississippi because it didn't fit well and the total amount of countries was 43 before it was merged (half went to louisiana and half to alabama)
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Postby Nappy Bone Apart on Sat Sep 02, 2006 3:08 pm

Can't wait to play it, NH.
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Postby stevegriffiths23 on Sat Sep 02, 2006 4:23 pm

IMO - this is a lovely map and needs a good quenching.
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Postby lilwdlnddude on Tue Sep 05, 2006 10:29 pm

simply amazing.... :o :shock: :o :mrgreen:
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