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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:
Map Makers Handbook wrote:Information Requirements on the first post of a maps thread
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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Re: War of the Roses Map (Version 9 p.5)

Postby bryguy on Mon Aug 25, 2008 5:36 pm

maybe you could remove the different names that are over the different areas (wales, north england, midlands, etc) and add a mini-map instead?
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Re: War of the Roses Map (Version 9 p.5)

Postby bspride on Mon Aug 25, 2008 7:27 pm

will be getting everything noted done eventually...I have started High School again (Senior :D :D :D ) and am currently swamped by 5 college courses...Dont worry I will be working on this map even though it will be slow.
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Re: War of the Roses Map (Version 9 p.5)

Postby walnutwatson on Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:17 am

Hey, the map looks really good. Do the battle symbols have any affect on game play? The reason I ask is because you've missed the battle of Towton off, any chance you could add it? It was the biggest battle ever fought on mainland Britain and had a larger loss of life than the Somme so it really should be in there, it's on wikipedia if you want to check it out.
Sorry for being pedantic but it's in my home county.
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Re: War of the Roses Map (Version 9 p.5)

Postby wcaclimbing on Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:46 pm

[adv. idea]

you still need to put in some speculative continent bonuses though, to replace the ?s. Without those, no ideas stamp.
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Re: War of the Roses Map (Version 9 p.5)

Postby bspride on Fri Aug 29, 2008 5:16 pm

walnutwatson wrote:Hey, the map looks really good. Do the battle symbols have any affect on game play? The reason I ask is because you've missed the battle of Towton off, any chance you could add it? It was the biggest battle ever fought on mainland Britain and had a larger loss of life than the Somme so it really should be in there, it's on wikipedia if you want to check it out.
Sorry for being pedantic but it's in my home county.
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definetly will look that up
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Re: War of the Roses Map (Version 9 p.5)

Postby bspride on Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:49 pm

Version 10!
Added bonuses...moved one battle...moved text...resized text...added mini map
Any ideas for how the continents should be labeled in the mini map?
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Re: War of the Roses Map (Version 10 p.6)

Postby t-o-m on Fri Aug 29, 2008 7:46 pm

This is looking fantastic!

Give yourself a pat on the back.
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Re: War of the Roses Map (Version 9 p.5)

Postby ZeakCytho on Fri Aug 29, 2008 7:50 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?


You seem to have forgotten this?
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Re: War of the Roses Map (Version 9 p.5)

Postby bspride on Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:04 pm

ZeakCytho wrote:
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?


You seem to have forgotten this?

dont worry...i want to iron out some elements like the mini map and bonuses before i work on font...
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Re: War of the Roses Map (Version 10 p.6)

Postby bspride on Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:04 pm

t-o-m wrote:This is looking fantastic!

Give yourself a pat on the back.

thank you very much :D
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Re: War of the Roses Map (Version 9 p.5)

Postby ZeakCytho on Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:11 pm

bspride wrote:
ZeakCytho wrote:
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?


You seem to have forgotten this?

dont worry...i want to iron out some elements like the mini map and bonuses before i work on font...


Okay, just making sure that comment hadn't fallen by the wayside.

You might want to consider making the bonus for holding both roses +1 instead of +2. It's only two territories, and someone could easily start with both.

South England is practically impossible to hold - any chance of you splitting it into two bonuses?
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Re: War of the Roses Map (Version 9 p.5)

Postby bspride on Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:02 pm

ZeakCytho wrote:
bspride wrote:
ZeakCytho wrote:
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?


You seem to have forgotten this?

dont worry...i want to iron out some elements like the mini map and bonuses before i work on font...


Okay, just making sure that comment hadn't fallen by the wayside.

You might want to consider making the bonus for holding both roses +1 instead of +2. It's only two territories, and someone could easily start with both.

South England is practically impossible to hold - any chance of you splitting it into two bonuses?

i was considering that...possibly Lands End continent
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Re: War of the Roses Map (Version 10 p.6)

Postby bspride on Sun Aug 31, 2008 6:53 pm

I will be changing the font in the map for my next update...anything else i should change while im at it?
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Re: War of the Roses Map (Version 10 p.6)

Postby bryguy on Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:27 pm

Right now all i have time to comment on is the mini-map. On the mini-map, try removing the docks, territory lines (except the darker ones that show where areas end!), and rivers, scale it down a tiny bit, and then adding the numbers for the bonuses (except the battles)
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Re: War of the Roses Map (Version 10 p.6)

Postby bspride on Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:39 pm

Version 11
moved mini map...added bonuses...moved some text...
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