[Beta] - Ethiopia [26.8.13] V16 XML Stamped

Maps that may be nearing the end of production. Finalize maps here, while testing.

Moderators: Cartographers, Global Moderators

Forum rules
Please read the Community Guidelines before posting.

Re: [Beta] - Ethiopia [26.8.13] V16 XML Stamped

Postby Gilligan on Thu Jan 02, 2014 3:30 pm

you don't have to. :mrgreen:

PS - Mr Howell wasn't the professor ;)
Image
User avatar
Captain Gilligan
Cartography Assistant
Cartography Assistant
 
Posts: 12238
Joined: Thu May 11, 2006 4:59 pm
Location: Providence, RI
Medals: 190
Monthly Leader Bronze (1) Standard Achievement (4) Doubles Achievement (3) Triples Achievement (3) Quadruples Achievement (3)
Terminator Achievement (3) Assassin Achievement (3) Manual Troops Achievement (3) Freestyle Achievement (4) Polymorphic Achievement (2)
Nuclear Spoils Achievement (3) Fog of War Achievement (4) Trench Warfare Achievement (3) Speed Achievement (4) Teammate Achievement (2)
Random Map Achievement (3) Cross-Map Achievement (4) Beta Map Achievement (2) Battle Royale Achievement (3) Bot Achievement (2)
Ratings Achievement (4) Tournament Achievement (30) General Achievement (29) Clan Achievement (7) Challenge Achievement (3)

Re: [Beta] - Ethiopia [26.8.13] V16 XML Stamped

Postby cairnswk on Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:12 pm

Gilligan wrote:you don't have to. :mrgreen:

PS - Mr Howell wasn't the professor ;)

he wasn't either,,,but it sounded good :lol: :lol: :lol:
User avatar
Corporal cairnswk
 
Posts: 11490
Joined: Sat Feb 03, 2007 8:32 pm
Medals: 50
Standard Achievement (2) Doubles Achievement (1) Fog of War Achievement (1) Speed Achievement (1) Teammate Achievement (1)
Cross-Map Achievement (1) Ratings Achievement (3) General Achievement (2) Map Contribution (35) General Contribution (3)

Re: [Beta] - Ethiopia [26.8.13] V16 XML Stamped

Postby Gilligan on Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:37 pm

cairnswk wrote:
Gilligan wrote:you don't have to. :mrgreen:

PS - Mr Howell wasn't the professor ;)

he wasn't either,,,but it sounded good :lol: :lol: :lol:


I got where you were going with it :lol:
Image
User avatar
Captain Gilligan
Cartography Assistant
Cartography Assistant
 
Posts: 12238
Joined: Thu May 11, 2006 4:59 pm
Location: Providence, RI
Medals: 190
Monthly Leader Bronze (1) Standard Achievement (4) Doubles Achievement (3) Triples Achievement (3) Quadruples Achievement (3)
Terminator Achievement (3) Assassin Achievement (3) Manual Troops Achievement (3) Freestyle Achievement (4) Polymorphic Achievement (2)
Nuclear Spoils Achievement (3) Fog of War Achievement (4) Trench Warfare Achievement (3) Speed Achievement (4) Teammate Achievement (2)
Random Map Achievement (3) Cross-Map Achievement (4) Beta Map Achievement (2) Battle Royale Achievement (3) Bot Achievement (2)
Ratings Achievement (4) Tournament Achievement (30) General Achievement (29) Clan Achievement (7) Challenge Achievement (3)

Re: [Beta] - Ethiopia [26.8.13] V16 XML Stamped

Postby cairnswk on Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:54 pm

Gilligan wrote:
cairnswk wrote:
Gilligan wrote:you don't have to. :mrgreen:

PS - Mr Howell wasn't the professor ;)

he wasn't either,,,but it sounded good :lol: :lol: :lol:


I got where you were going with it :lol:


Honestly though Gilligan....i just don't see how what you proposed could be done graphically with the size of the surrounding terts.
User avatar
Corporal cairnswk
 
Posts: 11490
Joined: Sat Feb 03, 2007 8:32 pm
Medals: 50
Standard Achievement (2) Doubles Achievement (1) Fog of War Achievement (1) Speed Achievement (1) Teammate Achievement (1)
Cross-Map Achievement (1) Ratings Achievement (3) General Achievement (2) Map Contribution (35) General Contribution (3)

Re: [Beta] - Ethiopia [26.8.13] V16 XML Stamped

Postby Gilligan on Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:04 pm

to me this just seems like it's much easier to not miss the territories. right now they're kind of...nowhere and nothing big to remind you that they are there.

Image

edit: looking at this, i also noticed a typo:

territory "central oromia"
key "dire dawa does not border central oromai"
Attachments
EthiopiaTest.xml
(10.96 KiB) Downloaded 8 times
Image
User avatar
Captain Gilligan
Cartography Assistant
Cartography Assistant
 
Posts: 12238
Joined: Thu May 11, 2006 4:59 pm
Location: Providence, RI
Medals: 190
Monthly Leader Bronze (1) Standard Achievement (4) Doubles Achievement (3) Triples Achievement (3) Quadruples Achievement (3)
Terminator Achievement (3) Assassin Achievement (3) Manual Troops Achievement (3) Freestyle Achievement (4) Polymorphic Achievement (2)
Nuclear Spoils Achievement (3) Fog of War Achievement (4) Trench Warfare Achievement (3) Speed Achievement (4) Teammate Achievement (2)
Random Map Achievement (3) Cross-Map Achievement (4) Beta Map Achievement (2) Battle Royale Achievement (3) Bot Achievement (2)
Ratings Achievement (4) Tournament Achievement (30) General Achievement (29) Clan Achievement (7) Challenge Achievement (3)

Re: [Beta] - Ethiopia [26.8.13] V16 XML Stamped

Postby elfish_lad on Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:03 am

I don't know. I really hate to say ANY thing negitive about this map because I like it so much. But... if you know what you are doing, with the current configuration it is a cake walk.

Dang. Like I said, I like it so much, but it seems too easy. Not sure what the answer is. Maybe that's the way it should be. I've always been interested in this part of the world and think this map is great. Maybe the outer realms are a bonus? Not sure.

Great job regardless of my thoughts.

E.
User avatar
Captain elfish_lad
 
Posts: 799
Joined: Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:49 pm
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Medals: 52
Standard Achievement (4) Doubles Achievement (3) Triples Achievement (2) Quadruples Achievement (2) Terminator Achievement (1)
Assassin Achievement (1) Manual Troops Achievement (3) Freestyle Achievement (1) Polymorphic Achievement (2) Nuclear Spoils Achievement (1)
Fog of War Achievement (4) Trench Warfare Achievement (2) Speed Achievement (4) Teammate Achievement (2) Random Map Achievement (1)
Cross-Map Achievement (3) Beta Map Achievement (1) Bot Achievement (2) Ratings Achievement (4) Tournament Achievement (3)
General Achievement (1) Clan Achievement (3) General Contribution (2)

Re: [Beta] - Ethiopia [26.8.13] V16 XML Stamped

Postby cairnswk on Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:06 pm

Gilligan wrote:to me this just seems like it's much easier to not miss the territories. right now they're kind of...nowhere and nothing big to remind you that they are there.
...

i don't agree there is nothing big to remind you...the territories and the "buildings" are clearly labelled and by that associated.
this is the same sort of buildings that are in Bamboo Jack....and as they are now, give the map flavour.
If the numbers were where you have them...there would be no need for the buildings and graphically the map might suffer. :)
I'll adjust that spelling shortly.
User avatar
Corporal cairnswk
 
Posts: 11490
Joined: Sat Feb 03, 2007 8:32 pm
Medals: 50
Standard Achievement (2) Doubles Achievement (1) Fog of War Achievement (1) Speed Achievement (1) Teammate Achievement (1)
Cross-Map Achievement (1) Ratings Achievement (3) General Achievement (2) Map Contribution (35) General Contribution (3)

Re: [Beta] - Ethiopia [26.8.13] V16 XML Stamped

Postby Nola_Lifer on Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:12 pm

Same with this one, stamp time!!!!!!
Image
f*ck THE UNION LOUISIANA WILL RISE AGAIN
User avatar
Major Nola_Lifer
 
Posts: 806
Joined: Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:46 pm
Location: 雪山
Medals: 61
Standard Achievement (3) Doubles Achievement (4) Triples Achievement (3) Quadruples Achievement (3) Terminator Achievement (1)
Manual Troops Achievement (1) Freestyle Achievement (1) Nuclear Spoils Achievement (1) Fog of War Achievement (4) Trench Warfare Achievement (1)
Speed Achievement (1) Teammate Achievement (2) Random Map Achievement (1) Cross-Map Achievement (3) Beta Map Achievement (1)
Ratings Achievement (3) Tournament Achievement (11) General Achievement (2) Clan Achievement (12) Tournament Contribution (2)
General Contribution (1)

Re: [Beta] - Ethiopia [26.8.13] V16 XML Stamped

Postby KingRat on Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:54 pm

i like this map based on the size and use of imbedded territories but the colour and graphics reminds me of 1960's scool textbooks. i also find that the territory borders have been made needlessly spahgetty like. it doesn't need to be london like straight lines but the over exagerated squigglies detract from the look. some cleaner lines would really improve it overall.
Highest Score: 3266

Image
User avatar
Colonel KingRat
 
Posts: 318
Joined: Sun Aug 01, 2010 8:23 pm
Location: Between here and there.
Medals: 61
Monthly Leader Silver (1) Standard Achievement (4) Doubles Achievement (2) Triples Achievement (2) Quadruples Achievement (2)
Terminator Achievement (2) Assassin Achievement (4) Manual Troops Achievement (4) Freestyle Achievement (4) Nuclear Spoils Achievement (3)
Fog of War Achievement (4) Trench Warfare Achievement (2) Speed Achievement (4) Teammate Achievement (2) Random Map Achievement (2)
Cross-Map Achievement (3) Beta Map Achievement (1) Battle Royale Achievement (2) Ratings Achievement (4) Tournament Achievement (3)
General Achievement (1) Clan Achievement (2) Challenge Achievement (1) Tournament Contribution (2)

Re: [Beta] - Ethiopia [26.8.13] V16 XML Stamped

Postby Carlos Danger on Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:00 am

I like the soft colors and friendly feel of this map. I also think it makes really good space of the corners to tuck the cities in: logical and elegant. I also thought the cities were a nice touch, and not the type of twist that makes things unnecessarily confusing.

In my first time playing, I guess my only complaint--if forced to make one--would be that territories that seem like they should connect didn't actually border. I know it has to be that way, because not everything can touch everything, especially on a small map, but I thought S Oromia and SSW Oromia connected, and E Somali and S Somali. That was mostly my own fault, though.
Sergeant 1st Class Carlos Danger
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:15 am
Medals: 5
Standard Achievement (2) Doubles Achievement (1) Triples Achievement (1) Ratings Achievement (1)

Re: [Beta] - Ethiopia [26.8.13] V16 XML Stamped

Postby White Buffalo on Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:39 am

As per the March Challenge here are my feelings,

Thing you like about the map.

I liked this maps simplicity. It is easy to read and fun to play.


Thing you dislike about the map.

I think the colours of the bonus areas would be better if they were slightly more contrasting especially when using my iphone. Otherwise great map.

Thank you for developing it. :)
User avatar
Captain White Buffalo
 
Posts: 442
Joined: Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:53 am
Medals: 111
Standard Achievement (4) Doubles Achievement (4) Triples Achievement (3) Quadruples Achievement (3) Terminator Achievement (3)
Assassin Achievement (3) Manual Troops Achievement (4) Freestyle Achievement (3) Polymorphic Achievement (1) Nuclear Spoils Achievement (3)
Fog of War Achievement (4) Trench Warfare Achievement (3) Speed Achievement (3) Teammate Achievement (4) Random Map Achievement (3)
Cross-Map Achievement (4) Beta Map Achievement (1) Bot Achievement (3) Ratings Achievement (3) Tournament Achievement (3)
General Achievement (10) Clan Achievement (4) Training Achievement (1) Challenge Achievement (4) Tournament Contribution (30)

Re: [Beta] - Ethiopia [26.8.13] V16 XML Stamped

Postby MoB Deadly on Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:25 am

As per the March Challenge here are my feelings,

Thing you like about the map.
MoB Deadly: I the header and I like how the color scheme fits the Flag


Thing you dislike about the map.
MoB Deadly: Dislike the fonts in the Legend and the bottom. The legend fonts are okay, but the fonts in the bottom are very difficult to read
Image
Art by codierose
User avatar
Colonel MoB Deadly
 
Posts: 2282
Joined: Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:07 am
Location: Allentown, PA
Medals: 134
Standard Achievement (4) Doubles Achievement (3) Triples Achievement (2) Quadruples Achievement (3) Terminator Achievement (2)
Assassin Achievement (2) Manual Troops Achievement (1) Freestyle Achievement (1) Nuclear Spoils Achievement (2) Fog of War Achievement (4)
Trench Warfare Achievement (2) Speed Achievement (2) Teammate Achievement (2) Random Map Achievement (2) Cross-Map Achievement (3)
Beta Map Achievement (1) Battle Royale Achievement (2) Ratings Achievement (4) Tournament Achievement (16) General Achievement (10)
Clan Achievement (34) Tournament Contribution (31) General Contribution (1)

Re: [Beta] - Ethiopia [26.8.13] V16 XML Stamped

Postby macbone on Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:02 pm

I like this map a lot. It's nice and cozy, not too big, a good size for doubs. Visually, it's appealing, and it's easy to move around the map.

For the negatives, it's vanilla when it comes to gameplay, but I enjoy a nice Classic-style game myself, so it's all good. I can't see this map replacing Doodle Earth or Luxembourg for quick games, but it's a nice option.
User avatar
Major macbone
SoC Training Instructor
SoC Training Instructor
 
Posts: 5270
Joined: Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:12 pm
Location: Looking out over Victoria Harbor, thinking about Middle Earth and how good my wife looks
Medals: 75
Standard Achievement (3) Doubles Achievement (3) Triples Achievement (3) Quadruples Achievement (3) Terminator Achievement (3)
Assassin Achievement (1) Manual Troops Achievement (1) Freestyle Achievement (1) Nuclear Spoils Achievement (2) Fog of War Achievement (3)
Trench Warfare Achievement (2) Speed Achievement (1) Teammate Achievement (2) Random Map Achievement (3) Cross-Map Achievement (3)
Beta Map Achievement (1) Ratings Achievement (4) Tournament Achievement (8) General Achievement (8) Clan Achievement (9)
Training Achievement (2) Tournament Contribution (2) General Contribution (7)

Re: [Beta] - Ethiopia [26.8.13] V16 XML Stamped

Postby stealth99 on Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:14 pm

Hey guys, while my comments are contest motivated, they are genuine. I love this map. I like that you can play quick games and I like that in quads or poly4 games in particular, there is the potential to hold a bonus without the other player even knowing, because no one is expecting bonus play.

I don't like the fact that the colors are bland and seem to blend together making it difficult to distinguish between the bonuses. I'd like to be able to glance at the map and see clearly defined bonus areas and their boundaries.
User avatar
Major stealth99
 
Posts: 254
Joined: Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:35 pm
Location: St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada......oldest and most easterly city in north america
Medals: 45
Standard Achievement (4) Doubles Achievement (2) Triples Achievement (1) Quadruples Achievement (2) Terminator Achievement (3)
Assassin Achievement (2) Manual Troops Achievement (3) Freestyle Achievement (3) Polymorphic Achievement (1) Nuclear Spoils Achievement (2)
Fog of War Achievement (4) Trench Warfare Achievement (2) Speed Achievement (1) Teammate Achievement (1) Random Map Achievement (1)
Cross-Map Achievement (3) Beta Map Achievement (2) Battle Royale Achievement (1) Ratings Achievement (4) Tournament Achievement (1)
General Achievement (1) Challenge Achievement (1)

PreviousNext

Return to Beta Maps

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

Login