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Re: Spain - Draft 1 <1&6>

Postby Danyael on Thu May 21, 2009 12:51 pm

thats guess for the nit picks i see a what you mean helix and most of your nitpicks
and thanks for your input oaktown i forgot about moving the four corners around
as for making this not another fart in the wind im still working on different ideas on this and it will come in time I just want to make sure all other problems get looked after before i start putting mini toro stadiums or tourist trap

as said i'm working on it to day and the next update will be on its way
thanks to everyone for your nitpicks suggestions and concerns this help out alot
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Re: Spain - Draft 1 <1&6>

Postby AndyDufresne on Thu May 21, 2009 12:53 pm

I think, taking into account much of what was said earlier, especially Oaktown's points, will surely help.

Right now, you've a geographic map that is being seen as more of a repeat idea. A theme, as Oaktown points out, can do wonders to revolutionize an idea, and bring people on board. I look forward to seeing what you have for us next!


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Re: Spain - Draft 1 <1&7>

Postby Merker on Thu May 21, 2009 6:33 pm

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Re: Spain - Draft 1 <1&7>

Postby oaktown on Thu May 21, 2009 7:09 pm

Thematically, the Spanish Civil War has a lot to offer and would make for an entirely unique map. You could include Spanish Morocco, from which Franco invaded, and you could somehow work in foreign influences since the Germans and Soviets provided arms to the opposing sides. And there are a ton of maps for you to work from...

http://www2.bc.edu/~heineman/maps/SpCW.html

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Graphically you could do some kind of Guernica thing... hell, if you guys don't make this map I might. It sounds like fun.
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Re: Spain - Draft V2

Postby MrBenn on Fri May 22, 2009 2:53 am

Danyael wrote:
MrBenn wrote:Adding the Spanish islands is a good start, as it will offer something subtley different. Most importantly though, will be to devleop some sort of theme... you say that you have enjoyed travelling around Spain - why not try to do some sort of "Spain visitor guide", or "Backpacking routes", or "tourist destinations", or pick up another theme that you could use to bring the map to life... These are just suggestions that might help to form your plans for future development ;-)

well since i have journals and road maps alike for the time i backpacked thru out spain i could incorperate this at ease and actually what has been going on in the back of my mind for months but it is merker idea so depends on what he wants
but yes this is what i want to gear towards

I just want to echo what has been said previously about developing the theme a bit more... there are plenty of things you could do, but as a guide I would suggest that the theme should influence the graphical style of the map, and not vice versa.

What you've got so far is good, but it doesn't float my goat. ;-)
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Re: Spain - Draft 1 <1&7>

Postby Danyael on Sat May 23, 2009 7:17 pm

oaktown wrote:Thematically, the Spanish Civil War has a lot to offer and would make for an entirely unique map. You could include Spanish Morocco, from which Franco invaded, and you could somehow work in foreign influences since the Germans and Soviets provided arms to the opposing sides. And there are a ton of maps for you to work from...

http://www2.bc.edu/~heineman/maps/SpCW.html

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Graphically you could do some kind of Guernica thing... hell, if you guys don't make this map I might. It sounds like fun.

thanks thats a good idea but i thinking i am going to do the tourism thing
i have been working on a route version and i think i might go with that do to its less cluttered and easier to work with but i'll see when merker gets back

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Re: Spain - Draft 1 <1&7>

Postby Merker on Sat May 23, 2009 8:58 pm

I like the idea of a tourist map myself.

But I wouldn't be bummed about the Spanish Civil War either, whatever is easier Danyael :).
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Re: Spain - Draft 1 <1&7>

Postby Incandenza on Sat May 23, 2009 9:10 pm

Seems like the civil war is an infinitely stronger theme than a tourist map.
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Re: Spain - Draft 1 <1&7>

Postby Danyael on Sat May 23, 2009 9:38 pm

Incandenza wrote:Seems like the civil war is an infinitely stronger theme than a tourist map.


i agree as R*sk has a war/military theme, a civil war theme would work as you put it infinitely better. Thou I'm not a huge history buff i need to look a lot more into it then the little knowledge I learned traveling through out Spain

As said i have alot more know how on the tourist end so i don't think i could do a civil war justice. Oaktown look pretty stoked about the civil war idea and maybe doing it himself. i believe a war map would get a lot more plays then a tourist map but thats my opinion. So it makes me wonder i'll finish up the route look with the tourism spot and see what people think and if its not prefered then i could atempt the civil war approach or some one could take over the graphic reigns and if that's the case if you still wanted to used the texture i made i can send you a psd of it

but i'll keep working on the tourist idea and start researching the civil war
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Re: Spain - Draft 1 <1&7>

Postby Merker on Sat May 23, 2009 9:49 pm

Well goodluck with that Danyael.

As far as my understanding, Franco was supported by Italy and Germany and after the civil war was over Franco was with Nazi Germany but remained nuetral because of the damaged economy.
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Re: Spain - Draft 1 <1&7>

Postby Danyael on Sat May 23, 2009 10:16 pm

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Re: Spain - Draft 2 <1&7>

Postby Ruben Cassar on Tue May 26, 2009 12:56 pm

Fix those names...among which:

Islas Baleares
Islas Canarias
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Re: Spain - Draft 2 <1&7>

Postby Danyael on Tue May 26, 2009 2:44 pm

Ruben Cassar wrote:Fix those names...among which:

Islas Baleares
Islas Canarias


will do
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Re: Spain - Draft 2 <1&7>

Postby lespaulstudio on Sat May 30, 2009 10:45 am

I like your map alot, and the idea of the Spanish civil war could be very interesting. Note the Iberia map, however. You'll want to make a map different than the same thing with better graphics. I do like your map alot though :D
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Postby Merker on Sat May 30, 2009 11:32 pm

I think it's Spanish Civil war :) .

I'll come up with a crappy mock-up as always, uh, ok Danyael?
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