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Should this map be forged?

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Postby Kaplowitz on Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:42 am

Take the hands out
Make impassable and names white
Are you gonna have additional bonuses for making words (ie Lackattack, Victory, Conquer, etc.)?
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Postby Lone.prophet on Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:06 am

if you get lackattack you win
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Postby yeti_c on Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:23 am

Lone.prophet wrote:if you get lackattack you win


A good idea - except that Lackattack is only 5 letters...

A C L K T

"V I C T O R Y" would be better... - although that might be easier as they're only 3 groups!!

"C O N Q U E R" is better as it's more of a spread.

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Postby Lone.prophet on Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:25 am

lackattack the conquerer

L A C K T E O N Q U R

seem good
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Postby Tieryn on Thu Jan 24, 2008 1:03 pm

I've thought about this, and definately think I'll have a bonus for Conquer.

I'm also going to have a bonus for QWERTY, as well as for holding all the home keys - ASDF JKL;

There will also be bonuses for things like "Ctrl+Alt+Del", or holding all the Lock keys, and probably "Alt+Tab" as well. Commonly used shortcuts.

Can anyone think of any others that might be useful? I don't want -heaps- but if there's any particular ones, let me know.

I thought Ctrl+Z would be nice, cause sometimes I wish I could undo a move :P
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Postby Tieryn on Thu Jan 24, 2008 1:24 pm

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Taken Hands out,

I need to do something for better bonuses, but that's them for now if you can match the colours up, and see if they look appropriate. Check the draft below if you want a better idea of how things connect. I'll do up better connection parts tomorrow.. Might even re-do the colouring on the territories to give more room and hence make the font a little bigger... I think I will do this actually.. but tomorrow... Night folks

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Postby Tieryn on Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:09 pm

Redone all the colouring of keys, I think it looks much better with this outer glow than before... Easier to see links.

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Postby InkL0sed on Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:13 pm

Tieryn wrote:
InkL0sed wrote:I don't like the way you're going about the coloring and stuff... I think it would look cool if the connections were bridges or something, since the keys look like little islands.


If I did little bridges as connections, I could make the impassable borders rivers perhaps? :P (After spilling coke on the keyboard maybe? :P)


I like it :lol:
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Postby Tieryn on Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:28 pm

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Fixed up impassables, added in one and two way attack arrows. Standardised key sizes for basic keys (14 wide, so will centre the 12px 88 nicely)

Still need to find a nice way to list bonuses, and also give instructions. Will work on that a bit later, how's it looking so far?
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Postby tenio on Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:29 pm

i dont know but maybe holding teh shift key and like some of the numbers can be a bonus

(or you can make them hold both shift keys)


also I use Ctrl Escape Alot
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Postby Tieryn on Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:33 pm

I was hoping for conditional borders, ie, you could attack from 8* to the * on the numpad -ONLY- if you were holding a shift key, but unfortunately not possible with current XML
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Postby edbeard on Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:56 pm

I dunno.

I'm not feeling this idea at all. What are you going to call the continents? The colour they are? How are people who can't tell the colours apart suppose to play it then?

Impassables are arbritrarily drawn in for the most part, which isn't a good idea.



Some things to consider:

1. Does every key need to be a territory?

You could make 'home row' a territory. make the numpad a territory. I dunno.

2. How are you going to fit army counts onto this?

right now they're going to overlap and cover up the names of your territories. you have to fit 888 at the minimum because of the colourblind letters many people use.

3. I had more but I can't remember and honestly the more I look at the map, the more I dislike it. sorry.
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Postby Unit_2 on Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:07 am

BTW the map is 601 X 341 not 600 X 340
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Postby Tieryn on Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:36 am

edbeard wrote:I dunno.

I'm not feeling this idea at all. What are you going to call the continents? The colour they are? How are people who can't tell the colours apart suppose to play it then?

Impassables are arbritrarily drawn in for the most part, which isn't a good idea.



The continents will be "Left Pinky" "Left Ring" "Left Middle" "Left Index" and other for right hand, they're listed on page 1.

The impassables are not arbitrary - they follow the rule "Letters can only attack other keys on the same finger, and the space bar", but this is not true for numbers, or most other characters (exception for ,< .> and /? which count as letters)

edbeard wrote:2. How are you going to fit army counts onto this?

right now they're going to overlap and cover up the names of your territories. you have to fit 888 at the minimum because of the colourblind letters many people use.


This is definately a valid point, and I had aimed for fitting 88 (as this is the small map). The large map will easily fit 888, but there is no way (unless I alter top/bottom/top/bottom for where I write the armies, but that will look ugly) I can fit 888 inside these current boundaries, but other map circles, made to fit 88, are in use in other maps... It could be done but the armies would overlap the outer glow of the borders. Only really need another 3 pixels on each side, and the borders are more than that.

edbeard wrote:1. Does every key need to be a territory?

You could make 'home row' a territory. make the numpad a territory. I dunno.


I haven't come up with any other logical way to implement this that wouldn't drastically reduce gameplay, and it's a map that I would want to play, and in playing a keyboard map, I'd be disappointed if every key was not a territory.
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Postby Tieryn on Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:50 am

Okay, I've added in something to show the bonuses nicely, I think I still need to write the names of the continents in tho...

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What do people think? is that readable?
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