So what you are saying is that we can either has this, or not?
Basically, yes. As i've said there are some
things I can do, but I have a relatively small range of possibilities.
How long would it take you to get this back up and running with new files and would you be willing to do that?
It would mean starting all over again, which due to work and other dominant interests in my life, is not a project within the scope of what I can or am willing to do. If I were to do that I would trash what we have here, redraw the borders and go from there. It would be completely disconnected with the map which has already been developed in this thread.
So in an attempt to clarify once and for all that which may have been vague up to now:The map you see here was made with the help of community suggestions in 2008 as a graphics only revamp of the original Ancient Greece map, made in 2006. It was in the finishing phase when I got bogged down with work and was unable to continue. In 2010 I remembered this project and felt it a shame that it was basically complete but just sitting on the shelf all this time. Unfortunately had lost all the files required to play around with finishing touches. Feeling that it was still much better than what was already being used, I asked if the community would consider taking it as is - but apparently it was unwilling and requested some adjustments, which I agreed to do but haven't actually found the time/motivation to do until now, in 2012. So now I am attempting to do what I can - though what I can do is extremely limited in scope due to the lack of source files (I only have the last jpeg file I posted in 2008 to work from as a source file, nothing else) to address any final concerns the community has about this map in its current form. So i'm not strictly saying "take it or leave it," but what I am saying is pretty close. I think that "taking it," faults and all, is still a huge improvement over the map which I made previously and is currently being played and has been played on since 2006 and therefore possibly making some concessions in whatever the standard procedure is (it's been a while and things have changed a lot, I'm sure). If I'm wrong in this opinion, and there is no justifying a such concessions for the purpose of improving a map with an already existing (though maybe imperfect) alternative, then I won't argue any more as I've made my case several times and spent far too much time, energy, and words, now and in 2010 trying to justify this opinion. BUT if that is the case, please tell me now so that I may finally and forever throw this project in the trash and stop wasting my time and thoughts on the subject.