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Re: War of the Roses Map Idea (Version 7 p.3)

Postby gimil on Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:09 am

I bid you good luck!
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Re: War of the Roses Map Idea (Version 7 p.3)

Postby bspride on Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:12 am

so are you saying that it will work...or good luck you are screwed?
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Re: War of the Roses Map Idea (Version 7 p.3)

Postby MrBenn on Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:18 am

It's looking nice, but I have no idea about gameplay. You should start working out territory names & bonusses to get an idea of how the map will play.

At the moment there is far too much wasted space, particularly on the small version. You can crop a lot closer to the coastline. Yes, you'll lose some of the table/parchment background, but it will be a lot clearer.
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Re: War of the Roses Map Idea (Version 7 p.3)

Postby gimil on Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:31 am

bspride wrote:so are you saying that it will work...or good luck you are screwed?


Good luck as in its not going to be easy with that small!
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Re: War of the Roses Map Idea (Version 7 p.3)

Postby bspride on Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:37 am

enlarged map size...see if you like it
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Re: War of the Roses Map Idea (Version 7.5 p.4)

Postby whitestazn88 on Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:58 pm

i like the way it's looking, except for the ports. i dunno what i'd recommend, but they look like little guns hanging off of england...
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Re: War of the Roses Map Idea (Version 8 p.4)

Postby bspride on Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:09 pm

Version 8
enlarged map...moved compass and legend...added names...added history...
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Re: War of the Roses Map (Version 8 p.4) with small map

Postby bspride on Thu Aug 07, 2008 6:56 pm

here is the small Version 8 map
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Re: War of the Roses Map (Version 8 p.4) with small map

Postby MrBenn on Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:48 pm

Your army circles are way too small on the small map - you need them to be about 22 or 24px diameter
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Re: War of the Roses Map (Version 8 p.4) with small map

Postby bspride on Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:05 pm

MrBenn wrote:Your army circles are way too small on the small map - you need them to be about 22 or 24px diameter

yeah...i accidentally resized them when i resized the map...any other comments?
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Re: War of the Roses Map (Version 8 p.4) with small map

Postby Incandenza on Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:18 pm

I would strongly recommend against using that calligraphy font for terit names... it's too elaborate for the requisite size.
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Re: War of the Roses Map (Version 8 p.4) with small map

Postby Kaplowitz on Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:19 pm

the circles look extremely out of place. Just make them circles using the same style you made the borders. You probably dont even need them

Also, maybe make different colored text and circles for different continents
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Re: War of the Roses Map (Version 8 p.4) with small map

Postby bryguy on Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:04 pm

1) your gonna have to work on the docks, ill see what i can do to help
2) i strongly suggest removing the arm circles
3) The battles neew to be faded more
4) Try rethinking the different continents for telling which are which. The text telling which continent is which make the map seem crowded


sorry but i dont have much time to comment, im heading off to bed soon
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Re: War of the Roses Map (Version 8 p.4) with small map

Postby whitestazn88 on Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:36 pm

army circles look too much like the white rose... make them more translucent i guess, or make the rose more bold
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Re: War of the Roses Map (Version 8 p.4) with small map

Postby bspride on Sat Aug 16, 2008 10:31 am

dont worry map...Im having some renovations done to the house which limits the time i can get on the Computer...should be up and running 100% by at least Tuesday of next week.
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Re: War of the Roses Map (Version 8 p.4) with small map

Postby bspride on Wed Aug 20, 2008 2:34 pm

Version 9
Moved text...made army circles lighter...
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Re: War of the Roses Map (Version 9 p.5)

Postby bspride on Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:13 pm

any comments?
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Re: War of the Roses Map (Version 9 p.5)

Postby bryguy on Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:50 pm

lookin good :)


1) the ports dont really fit the way they look, maybe try messing around with the opacity?
2) The darker water layer needs the opacity changed, its to solid right now


sorry thats all i have time to comment on right now, hopefully more later :D
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Re: War of the Roses Map (Version 9 p.5)

Postby sam_levi_11 on Thu Aug 21, 2008 3:31 pm

for the ports what about using a dock stlye wood effect?
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Re: War of the Roses Map (Version 9 p.5)

Postby bspride on Thu Aug 21, 2008 5:25 pm

sam_levi_11 wrote:for the ports what about using a dock stlye wood effect?

continue...could you give example?
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Re: War of the Roses Map (Version 9 p.5)

Postby gimil on Fri Aug 22, 2008 2:03 am

Mssing the basic information on the first post:
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1. The number of territories currently on the map.
2. The number of continents. (If this makes sense for your map)
3. Descriptions of any unique features or areas.


once you do this I will see about getting the ball rolling on this one :)
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Re: War of the Roses Map (Version 9 p.5)

Postby bspride on Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:59 am

ok...get that done tonight sometime
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Re: War of the Roses Map (Version 9 p.5)

Postby ZeakCytho on Fri Aug 22, 2008 5:47 pm

I find the font on the territory names and in the legend very hard to read. Could you find a different Gothic-style font that's a bit more legible?
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Re: War of the Roses Map (Version 9 p.5)

Postby bspride on Fri Aug 22, 2008 6:49 pm

ZeakCytho wrote:I find the font on the territory names and in the legend very hard to read. Could you find a different Gothic-style font that's a bit more legible?

i will look...oh and gimil i got the required info posted
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Re: War of the Roses Map (Version 9 p.5)

Postby wcaclimbing on Mon Aug 25, 2008 3:54 pm

This map is looking pretty good. nice work.

There are a few things I see to comment on right now, though.
1. can ports attack eachother? It would help to have that explained somewhere on the map.
2. Continent bonuses. Could you at least stick some kind of number in as the bonus, just as a guess? One requirement for the ideas stamp is "speculative bonuses". Since you can't speculate with only question marks, it'd probably help to put some kind of number in there, even if it will be changed later.
3. Some continent borders need to be redrawn. Mainly the one between Glos and Herefs. Right now that one is really choppy while the rest of the borders are cleaner and more smooth.
4. The font on the bonuses section should be a bit smaller, I think. So then you could put each bonus all one one line. Right now its a bit confusing to read because it says:
Hold 4
Battles +2
Hold 5
Battles +3
Hold all
Battles +5
etc....

Its just a slightly confusing format. I'd prefer if it was listed like this, with the font a bit smaller:
Hold 4 battles +2
Hold 5 battles +3
Hold all battles +5
etc...


Other than those things, I don't see any big issues with this map.
Once you get some bonuses listed, you will probably get [adv idea]. Keep working until then.

Good luck, its looking good so far.
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